Well I feel giulty now as I should mhave been more specific. Mechanically older Alfas are great.....but the body not so much. Russian steel it seems is not very rust resistant to say the least. My car did have a good amount of body work done to replace rusted out sills, boot and at the base of the roof. So that description may not be that far fetched
Well besides the nearly 30yr age difference they are very different in intent. The Alfa is a pure sports car it has limited space, it's a bit noisy for longer trips it does drive nicely not to harsh, it is still quick and has good brakes even by todays standards.
The ford is a suburban commuter built to a price. It is economical, relatively comfortable, I can listen to the radio above 60 kph. it has A/C but is slower. I need to change down to 4th to go up a long or steep hill. It carries 4 people and didn't cost me very much.
I prefer the Alfa Romeo, over the Ford. The Alfa Romeo is rear wheel drive. The Ford is front wheel drive. Rear wheel drive is the best drivetrain and it’s the most fun, while one is driving, over the two.
This is one of the most heartbreaking decisions I have ever had to make, so far in my life, but I have ordered, on lease, a brand new Volkswagen Golf GT 1.6 TDI 5 Speed Manual 5 Door Hatchback (Mk7.5), in Indium Grey Metallic, with 17" 'Dijon' Alloy Wheels. This car is due for delivery in November, to replace my 2004, 54 plate BMW 1 Series 118D, which is my baby. I am super sad and upset to have to replace her already. She is costing me more money than I thought she would, so it's time to change, her sadly. Just thinking about selling her, makes me cry.