From an enthusiast standpoint, it makes a lot of sense to have a variety of sports car brands thrive because challenge and variety will always create ingenuity through competition.People who love the sports car culture and its history understand the importance of Alfa Romeo in that culture and history. Mueller is only expressing the sentiments of any true sports car fan.
Isn't that what Fiat is suppose to be for???Making sports cars in an environment where reducing emissions and driving being an annoying chore to so many people, is a fool's errand frankly.
Anyone who makes sports cars these days MUST, no way around it, build a mundane family sedan as well to make money.
While I believe that Fiat has wrecked both Lancia and Alfa, take the Porsche bosses comments with a grain of salt. If VW bought Alfa, their plan would be to rebrand the Seat cars as Alfa's. So instead of being re-badged Fiats, they would be rebadged's VWs. Not a big improvement.
Your point is well taken and perhaps there is some truth to it. But, honestly, I don't think that Alfa's demise over the last two decades has anything to do with the sports car market overall.Not if you felt that the demise of Alfa was just the beginning of the demise of the sports car market you wouldn't!
No, no, it's a discussion board so let's discuss.Excuse me, btw, for the relatively long rant.
It might be a BIG improvement to some people. Lots of fans of the hideous Mito and a sub-$20k Alfa in the stable would make a lot people on this board happy. I've read their posts. Liking the Mito tells me they want an economy car with an Alfa badge so the Nuovo Alfa 500 fits just fine and dandy with em. Screw rwd and anything resembling the Arese engine. It's all about mpgs, resale, and low insurance costs. Hahaha.While I believe that Fiat has wrecked both Lancia and Alfa, take the Porsche bosses comments with a grain of salt. If VW bought Alfa, their plan would be to rebrand the Seat cars as Alfa's. So instead of being re-badged Fiats, they would be rebadged's VWs. Not a big improvement.