Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Older cars in general are not popular here in Italy. People are heavily into late model turbo diesels. However I don't think they do the Maths on how long it takes to break even on the cost. They just assume they are saving money. You can buy an upmarket 10 year old petrol car such as an Alfa, dirt cheap and save heaps overall. I drove a new Peugot 407 2 litre turbo diesel 1,500 miles around England 2 weeks ago and it was doing 40.9mpg (imperial). My 1992 Volvo 480 turbo petrol does 35 - 37 mpg at 130 kph. The Volvo cost me about 1,000 Euros including doing up the brakes, whereas a Peugot 407 diesel would be 25,000. About the only old cars you see a lot of here are Fiat 500s, Unos and Pandas and 1.3 litre Alfa 33s. There is an impression that older Alfas are thirsty.
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
!989 75 3 litre (black). Shared project with my son.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).