Alfa Romeos to be sold in U.S. again by year's end

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    I always liked Alfas, some family members have owned them. And if I read this article correctly, the Mazda Miata will be retired for a 2-seater Alfa replacement?

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/alfa-romeos-be-sold-u-s-again-years-end-1B8035618
  • rnch

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    They had better sign up a darn good Public Relations firm to hawk their products icon_exclaim.gif

    Their "quality control" and reputation was ..none to good (to be polite about it) not too many years ago in this country.



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    Jan 19, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    First Fiat and now Alpha. What next? Lancia? icon_biggrin.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    the New Dodge Dart is s re- skinned Giualetta
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    Jan 19, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    And the "new" Alfa will be a re-skinned Mazda Miata.

    Edit: fixed typo. icon_lol.gif
  • Medjai

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    Jan 19, 2013 7:35 AM GMT
    Oh, cool. And now that Maserati is going to Alfa Romeo as well...
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:47 AM GMT
    I'd totally buy a Skoda if and when it comes. Just sayin'.
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:16 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAnd the "new" Alpha will be a re-skinned Mazda Miata.


    this. They're not going to mess with perfection. And I heard that their target weight will be 2100lbs for the Mazda with a turbo 1.4 available in Europe and a 2.0 N/A stateside
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:18 AM GMT
    I'll believe it when I see it
    Alfa Romeo has supposedly been coming back across to North America for a decade.
    They say this every year it seems...
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:29 AM GMT
    Mazda is in alliance with Alfa Romeo

    I believe they simply going to share the costs. Alfa will use their own engines while Mazda will use theirs. Plus styling is going to be different. Mazda MX5 would front looks would contain the current concept of prominent swept wing front fascia of the Furai . I think it'll work well on the body work that Alfa has on its roadster.

    Furia concept
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    Think about the Toyobaru twins. Near identical but with certain difference.
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    Also I would definitely be more inclined to by the Alfa Roadster...What a beauty she is

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    Jan 19, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    The old Alphas were really nice, but now they are just Fiat with little Fiat diesel engines or Australian V6. The Alpha engines were killed by the new anti-pollution laws in Europe.
    But I still wish success for Alpha in the US. I remember my dad driving a red 156 when I was a kid. A very sexy car.
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    Jan 19, 2013 1:55 PM GMT
    There's no way they can replace the miata.
  • rnch

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    fotoben saidThere's no way they can replace the miata.






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    Jan 19, 2013 4:44 PM GMT
    Isugemi saidThe old Alfa were really nice, but now they are just Fiat with little Fiat diesel engines or Australian V6. The Alfa engines were killed by the new anti-pollution laws in Europe.
    But I still wish success for Alfa in the US. I remember my dad driving a red 156 when I was a kid. A very sexy car.


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    Jan 19, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    fotoben saidThere's no way they can replace the miata.


    It wont.
  • Machina

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    Jan 19, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    I want them to ship the Brera over here!

    So Sexy!
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    Jan 19, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    Machina saidI want them to ship the Brera over here!

    So Sexy!
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    But like every Alpha, they only look sexy standing still. Which of course is the natural state of an Alpha.
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    I'll do a repeat

    Why hello there!!


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  • Machina

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    Jan 19, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidI'll do a repeat

    Why hello there!!


    +1
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    Gentlemen please, it's Alfa, not Alpha.
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidI'll do a repeat

    Why hello there!!

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    That's very beautiful, in a minimalist way, as a small 2-seater roadster should be, in the spirit of the Miata.
  • Medjai

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    Jan 19, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    I just can't take a performance car seriously when it's that tiny. It looks like a glorified go cart...
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    Medjai saidI just can't take a performance car seriously when it's that tiny. It looks like a glorified go cart...

    Different cars for different jobs. Sometimes a winding back road is better carved with a scalpel than with a meat cleaver. Or my own favorite, smaller than any car, a razor-sharp sport motorcycle.
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    Fivealive said
    Isugemi saidThe old Alfa were really nice, but now they are just Fiat with little Fiat diesel engines or Australian V6. The Alfa engines were killed by the new anti-pollution laws in Europe.
    But I still wish success for Alfa in the US. I remember my dad driving a red 156 when I was a kid. A very sexy car.


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    Woops. I don't know how I could make such a mistake
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    Jan 19, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    I'll believe it when I see it.

    We did recently get a limited run of the 8C for the US market.

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    Next Mazda Miata is rumored to be a joint development with Fiat so I'd expect a Fiat or Alfa version.