Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Too bad they went cheap on some of the interior bits. That's likely going to be a deal breaker for the Merc and Audi crowd.
I really wonder if that is actually true, or another example of motoring journalists copying each other. There is nothing wrong with the quality of the plastic in my daughter's 2000 156, my 2004 GT, or my wife's 2008 159, so I doubt that there would be a problem with the Giulia either. I think these guys have trouble letting go of the idea that BMWs, Mercs and Audis are superior, so they have to find something wrong with Alfas. They can't find anything else, so they pick on the plastic which is an entirely subjective thing and difficult to prove.
2010 159 ti 1750 TBI sedan (red).
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.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
2000 156 Monza Twin Spark, (Cosmos Blue metallic), son’s girlfiend’s car.
1999 GTV 3 litre 24 valve V6, metallic black, (son’s new car).
1988 Range Rover Classic Highline 3.9 V8
1989 75 3 litre, written off by runaway van.
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).