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Don't bother US Citizens!
We are not invited to the party.
They will say it's because they have no dealerships here.
But don't they want to come back?

Read the rules:

"This prize contest is open to all users aged 18 years and over, resident in the following countries: Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Japan."

So, they want to sell cars in the US, but refrain from inviting us in on the fun.
Our money is green enough for them, but our US Citizens are not the right "kind" of people for the contest.

Thanks Alfa Romeo.

We'll remember this. :mad:
 

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Don't bother US Citizens!
We are not invited to the party.
They will say it's because they have no dealerships here.
But don't they want to come back?

Read the rules:

"This prize contest is open to all users aged 18 years and over, resident in the following countries: Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Japan."

So, they want to sell cars in the US, but refrain from inviting us in on the fun.
Our money is green enough for them, but our US Citizens are not the right "kind" of people for the contest.

Thanks Alfa Romeo.

We'll remember this. :mad:
If you really want to spite them, give me your alfa, that will teach them.
:D
 

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This is the same method that Alfa used to name the Duetto in the 60's. Unfortunately, after the car was unveiled Alfa had to change the official name to "Spider" because some other company already owned the rights to the "Duetto" name.

Personally, I don't see what Alfa plans to achieve by allowing the consumer to name a new car. The people that visit the Top Gear website already know what an Alfa Romeo is.
 

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If you really want to spite them, give me your alfa, that will teach them.
:D

Uh...

I suppose I was a little rash back there. Maybe we could just ask if they would include us in the name game.

If they don't bend to our demands...

THEN I WOULD GIVE THEM MY ALFA!


Uh...

Wait.

I didn't really mean that. :D

It just makes me mad that we can't play too, dat-gumm-it. Why can't we? :mad:
 

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How about Alfa Romeo Grand Punto? or Small Front Drive Alfa Hatch?

Just Kidding. I hope they bring this one here. Maybe 149 would be a good name?
 

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I think this is supposed to be smaller then the 149. The reports I read suggested that the 147 size was going to be split into two models. The 'Junior' would be a 3-door and be marketed as an 'entry' level, while the 149 would be a 5-door, a bit bigger and more 'up-market'.

I don't know how much of that is true beyond the fact that there's going to be this yet unnamed car and a 149.

Is the GTA version of the 'Junior' going to have a V6? I thought it was the 1.8JTB outputting 230hp.....This article mentions the engine lineup, though it doesn't mention that the 230hp version will be badged a 'GTA'.
 

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Call it the Enzo just to remind the Tifosi where it all began. ;)
Wouldn't that suggest that Alfa Romeo started from Ferrari instead of the other way around? Maybe Ferrari should call one of their new models the "Nicola" so that the Ferrari tifosi are reminded where it all started.

Is the GTA version of the 'Junior' going to have a V6? I thought it was the 1.8JTB outputting 230hp.....This article mentions the engine lineup, though it doesn't mention that the 230hp version will be badged a 'GTA'.
I only assumed they were having a GTA version. I actually know nothing of the Junior, my comment wasn't to be taken too seriously as you probably discovered.
 

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i submitted names for it anyway! i don't care about the prize, it would be cool to have a suggested name of mine carry on to the car!

ONE of the names i suggested was "everso"....HAHAHAHAHHA
 

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How bout "Too little, too late":)
 

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Uh...

I suppose I was a little rash back there. Maybe we could just ask if they would include us in the name game.

If they don't bend to our demands...

THEN I WOULD GIVE THEM MY ALFA!


Uh...

Wait.

I didn't really mean that. :D

It just makes me mad that we can't play too, dat-gumm-it. Why can't we? :mad:
Well if you won't give me you Alfa give me your best idea and I'll have my Uncle in Italy enter it for you. If you win we'll send you your share of the prize.;)
 

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Cool.

If your uncle wins, when we visit Italy next summer, I can borrow the car! :)

Names...

Hmmm...

'Turbina Bambina'

'Auto Archeologici'

'Teatro Colloso'

'Spaghetti Rocket'

I guess I won't be sharing in any of the winnings. :(
 

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Cool.

If your uncle wins, when we visit Italy next summer, I can borrow the car! :)

Names...

Hmmm...

'Turbina Bambina'

'Auto Archeologici'

'Teatro Colloso'

'Spaghetti Rocket'

I guess I won't be sharing in any of the winnings. :(
Well the jury's in:
You do win a prize but it can't be awarded in public, its still against the law.
 

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I think it's pretty cool, nevermind that I'm not invited. Nothing's stopping us from entering, and screw the prize. It's just fun to think of evocative names.

Which car are we naming - the one that will resemble the Duetto, at least some form, which has yet to be released?

I think this is pretty cool myself.
 

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Graci. Yo Calma. (yo = me/I Spanish as well as Italian?)

I was really asking if you had any serious names you might like. Me no write good.

I wish only the best of luck to the winners of the name game and Alfa Romeo. I was just enjoying my lack of naming talent. Sorry if I offended. I have the utmost respect for the mark.

As a car designer, I find naming cars a VERY important Endeavour. These days’ committees, attorneys and bean counters end up with the job, forever hobbling a possibly nice machine.

Hope it’s a fitting and inspiring one.
 

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Will it be FWD? How about "Yawn?"
 
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