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Alfa's Mini competitor

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Here's my beef with Alfa: I LOVE their designs. Hate their grilles.

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Do you like the looks of the 8C?

Can't bring that one to mind, got a pic?

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I love the 8C and I think Alfas designs range from gorgeous to hideous.

This little guy has a kind of

"Pokemon getting a rectal exam without warning" look to him.

Lookit how shocked he looks, or maybe someone just told him that

Santa Claus is not real. :huh:

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I love Alfa Romeos and this is no exception. It is a small car I actually would not mind to own as a daily runabout.

I hope this Alfa and the others are really coming to America. Affordable well-designed Italian cars are one thing I would like to see return to America.

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alfa_romeo_mito_10.jpg

it is very cool, and there's the beautiful 8c. I love them both, equally and for different reasons.

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Judging from that one pic, the 8C is much more like it.

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8c is sold for ~200k, very limited volumes have been completely picked up across the world, well as far as the last time I read. it's definitely a car you want to pull up in, and something very different from the ferraris and lambos of the world, more cool and subtle like an aston while still being extravagant of course, you pay that much for something!

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This little Dustbuster on wheels is no more inspired by the 8C than

the Chevy Vega was inspired by the '1970 Camaro RS/SS.

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There was another recent Alfa that looked great to me (at least from the front).

Can't remember its name...

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I like it...I've long liked Alfa's grille, it's distinctive, has character, esp. today when everything has a trapazoidal grille...I also like how they put the number plate off to the side, rather in the center which is so boring and predictable today. I esp. like the current Brera and 166 styling...

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There was another recent Alfa that looked great to me (at least from the front).

Can't remember its name...

The Brera/Spider/166?

06-brera-uk-hif3q-a.jpg

2006.AlfaRomeo.Spider.jpg

785px-Alfa_Romeo_166_2006_titan_vl.jpg

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The Brera/Spider/166?

06-brera-uk-hif3q-a.jpg

2006.AlfaRomeo.Spider.jpg

785px-Alfa_Romeo_166_2006_titan_vl.jpg

That's the one.

I like the front quite a bit, the rest not so much.

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I think 68's pokemon description fits the subcompact perfectly. It's not ugly, but it's no prize winner, either. Huge schnozz; the frt wheels are under the windshield!

3/4ths of the price of an exotic is it's image, whereas the 8c has none to project. IMO.

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You cover the grille/headligthts of the above AR and that sedan could be a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. I wish to hell designers would put a little effort into the sides & greenhouses of cars.

Take the 'floating rod' off the sides and this lil gem truely is a unique compact, and this one was penned in '91. I'd drive one, and I hate tiny cars.

92ghia_ford_focus_09.jpg

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Too bad that the Brera lost that cool hood cutline it had as a concept. That detail really set the car apart.

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The Mito is only an indirect Mini competitor. It's much bigger, even more than the Mini Clubman, and is closely related to the new Opel Corsa and Fiat Grand Punto.

Opel's next Astra looks much like a 5-door Brera.

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Opel's next Astra looks much like a 5-door Brera.

It's good to read that! Will there be a new GTC as well?

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Let's hope the interior of the next Astra doesn't like the Brera! :puke:

alfaromeobrerainterior2gm7.jpg

Hopefully it'll be a big improvement over the current Astra's interior facia as well.

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