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post #31 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-02-2003, 07:37 PM
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GTVMAN, do you enjoy conflict? it seems you get into quite a few arguments from what I can tell. All I know (which is very little) is that there are some exceptional FWD cars that have been made and are being made. GTVMAN, since when do you race your chop-top GTV in any "prominent" international racing competition? To be blunt, the Alfas we own are not meant for today's international races anyways, so why quibble over FWD vs. RWD? We drive Alfas and other cars like them for their style, handling, etc. I feel like a broken record, but it seems that this point is not being made apparent. To all of you, why dont we all calm down by going for a drive>? haha

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Josh, that's a great idea!

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To all of you, why dont we all calm down by going for a drive>? haha

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I can't calm down by going for a drive - my Alfa is in the hospital getting some work done to the suspension and tranny. And I hadn't realized how bad my GTI was being FWD, so I can't drive that either anymore

GTVMAN - how old are you by the way?

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I am 19, and don't give me any speeches about age buster I agree, the reason I love my car so much isn't because of the drivetrain, it is because of the exceptional handling, and the main reason is really because it is one of the most beutiful cars ever made in my opinion...

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Gee, did I really start all this? Funny thing is I tried to get the thread back on topic, but managed to drift if off on the FWD vs RWD direction. Sorry.

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Anyone surprised? No offense, but you really need to check your facts before lashing out.
FWD is superior to RWD in many aspects; safety, economy and performance in some circumstances. Like Alex mentioned; Alfa won the ETCC this year in a FWD 156. The reason I wrote "sadly enough", concerning FWD in the Thema - or 164 for that matter, is that I find RWD so much more fun and rewarding to drive. I live in a country where the weather sucks, and roads are wet and slippery much of the time - making FWD cars the "sensible" choice. Of course I appreciate the FWD of my 164 under those conditions, but it doesnt change the fact, that I still miss the Maserati 424v I once had! (Impossible to get up the slightest hill in the wet, but immense fun in the dry)

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Well, actually I think the RWD cars in the ETCC weigh more to even out the field...
They also have the stupid iea that the car that wins get to carry around extra weight in the following races, real intelligent...

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They also have the stupid iea that the car that wins get to carry around extra weight in the following races, real intelligent...
That actually IS very intelligent. It ensures that noone gets far ahead of the competition, and keeps the races close and exciting. This is done to avoid a situation like Formula1 where the results are predictable.

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if someone drives a fwd alfa good for them, at the time alfa only produces fwd and they will certainly start making awd and rwd to be more competitive in the higher ranks of the automotive world so they can compete with an M3, S4, AMG etc......till then god bless all alfas!!!

gtvman, this a friendly forum to discuss about alfas not debate how ur gtv is better than someones 164 cuz its fwd

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if someone drives a fwd alfa good for them, at the time alfa only produces fwd and they will certainly start making awd and rwd to be more competitive in the higher ranks of the automotive world so they can compete with an M3, S4, AMG etc......till then god bless all alfas!!!

gtvman, this a friendly forum to discuss about alfas not debate how ur gtv is better than someones 164 cuz its fwd

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if someone drives a fwd alfa good for them, at the time alfa only produces fwd and they will certainly start making awd and rwd to be more competitive in the higher ranks of the automotive world so they can compete with an M3, S4, AMG etc......till then god bless all alfas!!!

gtvman, this a friendly forum to discuss about alfas not debate how ur gtv is better than someones 164 cuz its fwd

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Dave,

How come your posts replicate themselves? Are they having sex?

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Instead of an Alfa Romeo , how about an RX-7??????
Has anyone driven a wankel engined car??
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or this italian beast, V8 biturbo with 335hp capable of bringing u and ur 4 passenger to a speed of 275kmh
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Instead of an Alfa Romeo , how about an RX-7??????
Has anyone driven a wankel engined car??
I've been eyeing the new Mazda RX-8 (their new rotary engined car). Looks really good - they've done a good job with the hidden rear doors, etc. and the new rotary engine is meant to be fantastic.

I sat in one this weekend (at the New England car show) and was impressed. Haven't driven one, although would like to - zoom, zoom.

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Aaaaaaaaaaah! I didnt mention it, because its out of my budget, but I have to confess that the Quattroporte is my favourite saloon car of all times. I had a Maserati 424v once, and the Quattroporte is very similar in engine type and interior design. It is SO cool! It has the meanest rear end - the only thing that comes close is the 166. Man, I want one of these some day!

My saloon car wishlist looks something like:

1. Maserati Quattroporte.
2. Ferrari 412 (how much of a saloon is that?!)
3. Alfa 166 3.0V6
4. Lancia Thema 8.32
5. Alfa 164 Q4 (4WD)
6. Alfa 164 3.0V6 - my current - so, I'm working my way up the list!

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