"It is gratifying that Alfa finally got around to doing it right. With their front-wheel-drive cars the assembly-line engineers were in charge"
Still, given that the new Giulia will handle better and is faster (more hp from a somewhat turbo lagged engine), the 164 still ended up a pretty darn good Alfa, with decent enough general handling, a very good looking and running Alfa engine, certainly the right sounds as compared to the new engine, very good overall performance, and, really, all the infotainment and hvac systems one really only needs, in a better looking body in many respects, according to more than a few, lol.
A very unappreciated Alfa, the 164, disdained by many who have only the older cars, but that's ok, glad for the existence of the older classics (loved my Sprint GT, even with it's own faults, and the sedans were very serviceable while still being fun to drive).
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; 06-16-2019 at 11:02 AM.