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post #693 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 05:52 PM
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Paddle shift means super fast gear changes, but you are not making them. No challenge or skill required.

Equates perfectly with buying a 500hp Alfa Romeo in automatic form. Sure it's faster than a manual gearbox equipped version, but if I was that worried about performance over enjoyment, while the heck buy the Alfa in the first place. So many other cars will be faster.

People buy Alfas because they are irrational purchases where driving pleasure comes first, not performance, and yet utterly ridiculously the stupid company has taken some of that away. They have in one stupid decision reduced their own cars marketability.

If they cannot understand that, they should not and do not deserve our continued support. So yes, Alfa Romeo do not make cars for Alfisti anymore. It's just a badge for FIAT to F with.
Pete

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