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Alfa Romeo - An Italian Classic


By: Claire S Nguyen


The Alfa Romeo is for many synonymous with classy and expensive sports car and the Italian car manufacturer founded in 1906 still makes sports car with the Spider and the 8C Competizone as two of their better known models. Today the manufacturer is owned by Fiat and produces anything from a 3 door hatchback to a 4 door sedan.

Historically the Alfa Romeo became famous for its small cars specifically designed for the Italian police and will have featured in many so-called 'gangster' movies of the 1960s. The Alfa Romo has also been involved in motor racing and won many famous road races such as the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. The Ala Romeo has also been a part of the Formula One circus.

If you fancy test driving a, head down to your local dealership and check out models such as the Mito, Giulietta or the 159. The Giulietta hatchback for instance is a good all-round compact family car which is said to be keenly priced compared to its competitors such as the VW Golf and the car scores very high in the Euro NCAP crash test so should be a good buy if safety is a priority. It's also a classy looking car if you're looking for something a bit different. Expect to pay somewhere in the region of £20,000.

Another possible Alfa Romeo is the 159 Sportswagon which is larger than the Giulietta and is an alternative to buying something like a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3-series. Pricewise it undercuts any German manufacturer but the re-sell value isn't great.Another possible Alf Roeo is the 159 Sportswagon which is larger than the Giulietta and is an alternative to buying something like a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3-series. Pricewise it undercuts any German manufacturer but the re-sell value isn't great.

Another possible Alfa Rmeo is the 159 Sportswagon which is larger than the Giulietta and is an alternative to buying something like a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3-series. Pricewise it undercuts any German manufacturer but the re-sell value isn't great.Another possible Alf Romeo is the 159 Sportswagon which is larger than the Giulietta and is an alternative to buying something like a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3-series. Pricewise it undercuts any German manufacturer but the re-sell value isn't great.Another possible Afa Romeo is the 159 Sportswagon which is larger than the Giulietta and is an alternative to buying something like a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3-series. Pricewise it undercuts any German manufacturer but the re-sell value isn't great.Another possible Alfa Roeo is the 159 Sportswagon which is larger than the Giulietta and is an alternative to buying something like a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3-series. Pricewise it undercuts any German manufacturer but the re-sell value isn't great.

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