The jumbled senses were all edgy and excited, rarin’ to go yet holding back at the same time.
The excitement of the car prompted the former, but you had to rein in the sense.
One puts it down to the Alfa Romeo effect. Its the heritage, the style, the excitement generated by the drive, you see.
A little story to illustrate the Alfa Romeo effect. It was a decade and more ago.
One was road testing an Alfa and was caught in a speed trap.
A cloud of dust viewed through the
We parked up, got out and waited by the car for the few moments it took the pursuer to catch up.
The inevitable question followed. “Do you known what speed you were doing there?”
But Garda, this is an Alfa. Please, have a look and tell me you wouldn’t want to drive this car.
He did. And then he didn’t....book me. In the circumstances, a verbal warning was adjudged equal to the crime!
Hands up! We were both guilty and victims of the Alfa spell.
So now we have new Alfa
The once powerful Italian giants have geared up afresh for a battle in the compact executive sports saloon class with the arrival of the beautiful Giulia range.
We say beautiful because we all but uttered aloud the word “wow”
There is an alluring Alfa appearance to the front; a hint of BMW about the rear end. And the strong feel to the build is added to by a
And the extra touches are there. Yes, the touches, exemplified by the beige stitching to match the beige seating that adorned the black leather used around the upper dash area; the stop/start button tucked away neatly to the left of the
AR know they have ground to make up in the field against the Jaguar XE, Audi 4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-class and others.
And so there is a price advantage with the Alfa of between €4,300 and €5,000 in the like-versus-like models measured against the opposition.
Giulia prices start at €39,995, yet the list of features is long and impressive.
Buying can be a class issue at this level. Yet for
Time will be the provider of the answer on other serious issues like reliability.
We loved the strong yet silent drive and easy manner of the car; the seamless gear change on the automatic box; the
True to the tradition of the brand, the car has style; it evokes passion and a satisfying drive worthy of the badge.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.