To follow up; I do not know how many of the "new USA owners" had the opportunity to own or drive the old USA Alfas. When I had to give up my GTV6 (a Bond, James Bond car - see last part of Octopussy when Bond steals a GTV6 and races two cop cars; BMW's), I was heartbroken, and wondering if I would ever have another Alfa, because by that time, Alfa had pulled out of the US.
But after owning three Alfas, I knew the driving experience would never be the same - and yes, I've had a number of very nice and fun cars and loved my Vanden Plus with its tray tables and smooth ride, but none ever had that sense of doing whatever I asked - I once outran a Mustang 5.0 in my little 2.5 liter GTV6 (at least until we got on a long straight...
Yeah, I'd do it all again and love every minute behind the wheel, like no other car...
Also, the only time in 28 k miles I've been back to the shop, was to install the red start button, and do routine maintenance...
Don’t Panic! The truth is out there.
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