Why You Should Consider An Alfa Romeo Giulia Instead Of The Usual BMW/Merc/Audi

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hey what is up guys syed here and today

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i am with jay and alfa romeo

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enthusiasts and we are in the 2021 alfa

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romeo giulia veloce

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and there are some interesting things

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about alfa romeo that i

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myself didn’t know before this one of

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the very first things is that this car

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you can think of it as a ferrari sedan

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why is that the case

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yeah so i guess why this can be said

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to be a ferrari sedan is simply because

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back in 2016 when

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alfa wanted to revive the brand they

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actually went

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to ferrari and seconded a team of

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ferrari engineers

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to actually develop the chassis and some

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of the engine

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and suspension and suspension components

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for the giulia so they literally seconded

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the hit

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guy from ferrari who actually did the

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458 special

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they got him to actually to hit the

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project the giulia project and

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uh with his input and with his technical

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know-how the jugero platform was

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actually developed uh

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developed developed for alfa so that’s

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why

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it’s not only uh the engine like i know

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that the portfolio

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actually shares um a lot of similarities

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with the california tea engine from

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ferrari but

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not only that it’s actually the chassis

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also

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yeah so that’s why a lot of people say

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that if actually ferrari ever developed

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or rather uh you know produced a

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four-door sedan it would drive and feel

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something very

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similar to this so basically the

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underpinnings of this car is created by

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ferrari engineers

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yes ferrari specialty ferrari technology

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that’s why it’s

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considered a ferrari student yes okay

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but you’re not paying the ferrari

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pricing

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of course okay nice nice and then

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another thing is also

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this car competes with some of the best

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sedans in the market like your bmw 340

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sportsy danza

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yeah bmw 340 mercedes c300 jaguar xe

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um volvo s60 so

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just on paper right this looks like a

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very

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promising alternative why is that

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i guess uh where alfa stands out is

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in two or three areas primarily i guess

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it’s design

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yes so very eye-catching

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yeah this is a car that you will turn

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around to look correct and if you watch

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the alfa

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alfa super uh review you know roger

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actually gets quite a lot of compliments

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with his base level giulia yeah yeah

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sorry you were saying

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yeah so i mean in in singapore context

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the three series the c-class

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you know it’s so common and it’s to a

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certain extent become very boring

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so when you see a giulia you know it it

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really catches your eye yes

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and there’s the italians just have a way

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of designing

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uh beautiful castle i mean it started

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way back in the 156

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to the 159 and now the giulia

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i may be biased but i think between all

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the competitions this is one of the

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prettiest

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or the prettiest most eye-catching

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yes yeah yeah definitely the second the

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second one will i guess be bang for buck

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which means definitely engine output

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yeah yeah

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so this is a 2 liter 280 horse

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car yep if you were to look at mercedes

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and bmw

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and even other makes like jaguar and all

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um there’s nothing really in

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this price bracket with that kind of

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power yes and that kind of technology

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also

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yes correct yeah so remember you’re

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being ferrari for ferrari technology you

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know

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yeah yeah so it’s value for money yep

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yep so the value for money proposition

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is there but

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like i said um unfortunately in

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singapore people

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buy a lot of times like i think like if

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you have friends and all

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bmw mercedes is still the default the

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default

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yeah yeah so we are a bit of an outsider

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brand um

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of course in the past yes alfa romeos

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have had their issue with reliability

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but i think in the newer cars like like

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the giulia’s and all

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a lot of that issues have been addressed

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uh because a lot of the underpinnings

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are actually german yeah you mentioned

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something like that um like the

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electronics are german

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yes so everything is porsche you know

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gearbox is a zf yeah the ecu you

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mentioned is

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bosch and then uh the yeah

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transmissions engine is italian from

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ferrari

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so they have blended um a good mixture

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of

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german reliability uh with the italian

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flair

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in their castle yeah in this new breed

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of class and the pricing also not

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like crazily expensive like if you

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think if you look at it from that

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perspective correct so at

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255 000 for listed price yeah less price

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okay for 2 liter 280 horsepower car

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i think italian yeah i think we um

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yeah we are not that overpriced

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i guess yep yep agree yeah i agree

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because a similar

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uh say a 320 sport right now

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listed it’s already 268

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similarly a c300 it’s also way above

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is there a third reason why uh why alfa

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as compared to

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the competition i guess for me it

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personally is to stand out

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yes i don’t like to drive what everybody

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else

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drives and uh you know brands like alfa

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romeo

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it just it just um differentiates you

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from all the rest

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i guess okay one thing i learned from

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roger who owns the

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giulia super yeah is that alfa has a

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very

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strong community we want to like share a

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bit about

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this community especially in singapore

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like what can someone expect

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i guess there is a very very strong

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uh outfit we well alfa enthusiasts are

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called l50

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yeah so elf there’s a there’s a very

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strong uh a bond between uh

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alfa drivers um through the club uh

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there

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there’s this club called the serpent

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spit so

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um the serpent spit the serpent’s pit oh

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because they’re alfa yeah

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first is it’s actually a serpent so

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through the club

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there’s actually a very good camaraderie

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between a lot of the owners you know we

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catch up

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i mean post covet we used to do a lot of

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drives um

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yeah so it’s a very very driver focused

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uh kind of uh community yeah

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for dealer the prices are not crazily

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expensive in terms of maintenance

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uh yes of course uh so for ea euro

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automobile which is the distributor

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unlike the perceived perception you know

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the old perceptions where

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where people think that uh yeah if i

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offer our parts are going to be crazily

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expensive need to wait from yeah

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yeah it’s not true uh in fact

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in terms of uh cost for

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you know major components is actually

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lower than some of bmw and mercedes

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makes

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yeah and because now a lot of things are

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actually german

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okay so you can actually

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relatively easily get parts for for the

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newer greens

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of cars i guess driving an alfa is a

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very different experience like you have

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to

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get behind the wheel and actually drive

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the car

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before you understand why people buy the

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car yes yes yes very true

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very very true yeah you know driving a

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bm driving a mess

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and then driving a volvo they’re all

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very different driving experience

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but if you are an enthusiastic

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driver like myself once you drive an

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alfa you will

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generally yeah you will generally come

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back and buy another one

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yeah all right yep

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