"Lincolns, Caddies, and BMWs" Add to that the Audis and Teslas.
Funny, but out here, usually I find that drivers of those sorts of cars are more into "the other side", lol. Pretty darn conservative, with their dreams of more money, the worst example are the conservative hedge fund managers raking in an average $815,000,000 a year each!!, so I've just read. But never mind.
When I had to visit one of the Boeing assembly plants, I marveled at how fast and wild the assembly line workers in their pickups (not many SUVs in those days) left the parking lot at quitting time. Just about got run over in my little Alfa several times. Trust me, those guys were not of the progressive or forward looking set. We engineers always figured that they drove that way to get to the bars sooner, lol, as usually we worked a little longer to avoid the mad rush, sauntering out to our cars.
Yes, ever since Reagan loosened up, deregulated, many occupations, such as the long haul truck driving, as the skilled drivers of those days have died off and their places taken up by the younger unregulated set, their driving habits have gotten worse. MY wife and I note that ever time we go on highways where the long haul truck are traveling.
Having driven in NYC, Boston, DC, and other East Coast cities, I tended to think that their driving habits were just the way the East Coast and New England all thought, in comparison. Very competitive and aggressive. Whereas, we always used to laugh, saying that So Cal drivers were esp skilled in doing four wheel drifts across all lanes to finally take the exit they wanted.
Whatever, yesterday was a good Alfa run. Great fun revving up and down through the gears, listening to the engine do it's thing. I certainly think I would miss that with a new Giulia, regardless of how well it may handle in comparison.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-24-2019 at 09:52 AM.