Yeah, and I have one of those as well.
I like the regular Milano, don't get me wrong, fun to drive in certain ways, ie, lighter handling, my wife likes to drive it, but I've never gotten used to the looks, and the 164 just has more grunt, esp on the faster hilly roads. I've driven the 1975 sedan, 1978 sedan, 1978 GTV, 1986 GTV6, 89 Milano, the 91S, and the 94LS on extensive high mileage trips around the West, high and low, mountains and desert, and the 91S is better for the winding mountainous roads, where the grunt is needed, and the LS(Q) is better on the faster curvy touring highways.
There are certain "sports car" roads where the Milano is certainly fun (and actually the 1975 sedan with it's gearing), but those roads are somewhat rare, nowhere near a populated city or suburbs (with police), and you have to work the revs considerable more to keep the speed up, which is ok, for a while. Otherwise, it doesn't have the lower end grunt. I suspect the Verde is better of course. The 86GTV6 had to be worked more as well to get the performance (it was a much better GTV6 than the 81).
Just my own feelings. The 164 model is just plain better than many think, and the 91S was the first Alfa since the 64 Sprint GT to put the big grin on my face, so my wife says, lol.
Of course, with your new Giulia... you might not care for it.
"Conservatives, retreating into the past, so you don't have to"
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; 08-15-2018 at 08:51 AM.