"why you even think of manual"
Not as much mechanical interaction with the machinery, and therefore, not as much fun for some of us. Simple as that. How fast shifting does an automatic transmission need to be for nonracers, anyway? Is this like spending thousands on the 99.9+% audio equipment, which you most likely can't hear anyway?
Recently drove my bro in law's Chevy (Holden) SS with the flappy paddles, and while the transmission in that car is great, as good as the Alfa based on my own driving experience now with both, it wasn't much fun compared to my 91S or 94LS manual transmission. Boring actually. Also got a good ride in his new 750 hp Corvette. Definitely not boring, a real spaceship, lol.
Still, ended up impressed with the SS. Quite fast, and with dealers most everywhere. Toss up between that, if and when he decides to sell it, and a Giulia I think.
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; 03-23-2019 at 03:38 PM.