prosa
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Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Fri May 05, 2006 12:49 pm

Possibly as soon as late 2007, with vehicles to be sold through Maserati dealerships:

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/05/04/alfa-romeo-returning-to-the-u-s/
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 6:40 am

Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market !

Great car indeed. I love them.
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 12:31 pm

Agreed Alfa makes a fine fun car; I also hear the french automakers specifically Peugeot are debating if they should also return to the USA market.
 
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 12:57 pm

I've always liked Alfas, but I think the success in the American market will depend on their pricing. I am not sure if people would pay $60,000 for an Alfa.
 
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 2:46 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 2):
Agreed Alfa makes a fine fun car; I also hear the french automakers specifically Peugeot are debating if they should also return to the USA market.

I believe the 407 is a car that could be successful in the states, it reminds me a little of modern American sedans.
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 3:21 pm

What? Sell them with maseratis? Aren't alfas the cheap cars of Europe?
 
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 10:00 pm

Nope, Alfa Romeo always been on the pricey side. As for cheap Italian cars, Fiat is the one. I seriously doubt that Peugeot will return to the US, but sure
the 1007 could sell to the city-dwellers.
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 11:02 pm

I rented a 159 for the Easter weekend. It is really an impressive car, very nice design. Now I don't have the prejudice that Alfas are crappy cars anymore.

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 5):
Aren't alfas the cheap cars of Europe?

Their price range is comparable with similar sized BMWs. It's just that Alfa had quality problems during the past which seem to be solved now.

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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 11:15 pm

These are new Alfa Romeo. I think many Americans will like them. These models are already sold on European market

All pictures from www.omniauto.it

Alfa Romeo 159 (prices from € 23.000 to € 41.000). Sportwagon + € 1.500















159 Sportwagon

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29769.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29770.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29765.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29737.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29746.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29755.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4364/photos/alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon_29754.jpg

[Edited 2006-05-07 16:16:32]
 
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 11:29 pm

This is Alfa Brera (prices from € 34.000 to € 44.000)

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2005/4105/photos/alfa_romeo_brera_26891.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2005/4105/photos/alfa_romeo_brera_26880.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2005/4105/photos/alfa_romeo_brera_26892.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2005/4105/photos/alfa_romeo_brera_26882.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2005/4105/photos/alfa_romeo_brera_26890.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2005/4105/photos/alfa_romeo_brera_26902.jpg


And this is Alfa "Spider", soon to be presented

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4318/photos/alfa_romeo_spider_29143.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4318/photos/alfa_romeo_spider_29144.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4318/photos/alfa_romeo_spider_29145.jpg

http://www.omniauto.it/awpImages/photogallery/2006/4318/photos/alfa_romeo_spider_29147.jpg


I think these are GREAT cars

[Edited 2006-05-07 16:30:52]
 
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Sun May 07, 2006 11:31 pm

OUtstanding! I can finally afford to own an Alfa (in other words own the Alfa and the car I'll drive while the Alfa is in the shop.

We had an '84 GT V6 and it was an incredible car. Drove like a demon (my brother actually got a ticket for doing 124mph in this car, and he was slowing down...he saved the citation for posterity). Sounded and looked right, and drove incredibly...have I said that?

I rented one last year in Italy, and loved it too.

I'll be on the list for one when they come out here.
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RE: Alfa Romeo Returning To American Market

Mon May 08, 2006 1:39 am

This has been known since 2003...and you post this now?

They made an announcement in late 2003 that they will be entering the market sometime during the 2nd half of 2007 and early 2008.

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 6):
Nope, Alfa Romeo always been on the pricey side. As for cheap Italian cars, Fiat is the one. I seriously doubt that Peugeot will return to the US, but sure

Lets add to the fact that the build quality isnt the greatest.

Im not a fan of Alfa Romeo, while it might be a "new hip car" in the USA, its the same old same old for me.

That being said, I drive my uncle's 147GT fairly often when im in Poland. Does the job well, but nothing spectacular.

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