OK so not strictly GTV / Spider related but I think we can all identify with this. Plus he does own a Spider.
Own up who is it?
Own up who is it?
Good suggestion. The 166 is now languishing in the price doldrums, like the 164 and the 145 etc etc before it. After a while and when enough of them have been scrapped, interest and prices will rise again. I’m guessing that you have one?? ?Subscribed! - Would love to see a 166 featured in future episodes , she's a gem which needs more coverage and love..
Aren’t we all? ?Thanks, indeed I'm very fortunate. None of them is on the road atm unfortunately but I'm playing the long game here <img src="http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />Cheers for that. You also own my three favourite Alfa's! Lucky man
Fair comment - I only had a couple of hours in the car, so less time than you. I note that you also own a GTV V6 however, which you could level exactly the same handling accusations against - didn't stop you buying that! :wink: (I own 2 x GTV V6's (Coupe & Spider), so I have had plenty of experience of them.)The 4C an absolute Objet d'art but no where near the pure driver's car I thought it would be. I had two half days in one last year or year before. The shape, the road presence, the colour, the carbon tub, the noise, the straightline acceleration etc; I was bowled over.
Driving fast A roads and Motorways with straights and big sweeping bends were great, but the concept of this car is all about B roads and the twisties/the track; the B roads and tight A roads were not as fun as I thought they would be. The car's steering felt weirdly dull and I felt unconnected to what the car was doing, the car tramlined and repeatedly bounced and altered course on undulating roads; this was both scary and unnerving. The power was fantastic (in a straight line as was the noise) but I was unable to use it on the twisties because of the on/off non linear feel to the power delivery (more practice needed I guess), this coupled with the handling issues meant I could not get to grips with the car and use it to it's or more probably my potential, whichever I was left feeling underwhelmed. I understand a handling kit is available to try and cure some of the issues.
At home I debated whether to go for one and decided that the car as a pure driver's car failed to deliver (in OE handling spec of the two cars I had driven) and for nigh on £40K gave me no more than my VX220 in fact I reckon much less so. I would have one but it would need to have had some of the mods undertaken and be well South of £30K. I share Pistonheads review of it ultimately the car looks stunning, especially so on the lawns at Hever with AROC but it is ultimately for posers and not drivers; it is for many what it 'says' not what it 'does' or can 'do', but then I would say that driving a Vauxhall:blabla: