Some owners in other countries are putting on wheel spacers...
That's the later 1500. My family had this one with side hinged load door. That narrow track allowed you to pull forwards into a parking space with the passenger dangling over the pavement,
And I get to drive the very same car to work each day now I had a hire V90 Cross-Country a few years back and would agree it's at least one of the best alternatives out there... But I'm looking forward to many more miles in my 159 before I have to consider a change!
Then there needs to be a differentiation between the cooking versions and the Cloverleaf/Veloce/QV otherwise they are not special. Giulia base has 16" (?) wheels QV has 19". The looks of a car (anything for that matter) are singularly very important to many buyers, if there is nothing too aspire to, they may just opt for the lower pay grade versions.Alfa managed to get the Cloverleaf/Veloce/QV call-it-what-you-will Giulietta sitting perfectly. Why couldn't they manage it with lesser versions? So many people on here have had to do the correction to their cars themselves.
Perhaps it was because Alfa wanted it to be all things to all men (and women). I remember the marketing bumf at the time going on about its ''coupe looks'' (yes, seriously!). But they were perhaps also testing the water for a high-rider, bearing in mind what was to come...