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Italian built vs German built

Discussion in 'Australia' started by fabstar, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. fabstar

    fabstar Karting

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    what is the difference between driving a german built car and an Italian built car.Like see to everybody view down to the finest detail.
     
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  3. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    apples oranges.

    It takes a skilled assembler to put a Ferrari together so that it looks, works and feels nice, where as with a German car, it's only when parts fail that you notice anything wrong.
     
  4. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Italian for fun and happiness
    German for work and family
    Aussie/US for neck (red)

    I've had fiats, lancias, alfas and a Ferrari...been fun and frustration
    owned several bmers...no fun but safe and comfortable, no *****ing from wife
     
  5. fabstar

    fabstar Karting

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    what do think about the new147 GTA alfa,is it a good package,realiable?
     
  6. ferrarifixer

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    loved the 147 stick shift I drove to Brisbane and back from Melbourne. Don't go selespeed. No idea how good GTA is, but sounds nice spec.
     
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  8. fabstar

    fabstar Karting

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    John do you know a guy that has a red lambo uracco
     
  9. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I loved the selespeed I tried Phil, what's the problem with them ?

    my missus wanted it just for the embossed leather :rolleyes:
     
  10. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    no but I'm sure Vroomgt does ! he knows everyone with a half decent car !!

    as a sideline comment, there is a Lambo restorer between Woolgoolga and Coffs harbour with several Urracos, a Countach, Jalpas, 308GTS and a couple of others but he is out in the bush so hard to find, he helped fix a broken wire in the keylock of the gt4
     
  11. fabstar

    fabstar Karting

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    looking at buying a 147 GTA $57,000 do you think thats pricey for an alfa
     
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  13. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    I love the GTA'a.....never driven one but they look great! :)
     
  14. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    it's resale is the problem ... you'll drop 10 driving it out the door :(
     
  15. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    Why not get a 2003 147 GTA for around $45K and save yourself that initial depreciation?
     
  16. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    just don't like any semi auto's I've tried.

    Very happy to change gear properly. Actually enjoy it.
     
  17. GERRA456gt

    GERRA456gt Formula 3

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    Simple
    Italian Car.
    "Pure class"
    just think of an F-car
     
  18. injektilo

    injektilo Formula Junior

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    I drove a Alfa Spider 12 months ago. Honestly about the worst newish car I have ever driven. However I believe the 147 GTA is a descent car. LOOOOOOOTS of under and torque steer though!
     
  19. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    yep, shame they don't make a similar car but with RWD. :confused:
     
  20. m0j0

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    A good friend of mine bought the GTA about 6 months ago. It's a great car looks and feels nice to drive but after about 3 months lots of things started happening to it. It's been in the shop more then he's had it and yes it is covered by warranty but that doesn't help him get to and from work when he has no car. He's currently trying to get alfa to give him a new one and i think they should.
    I agree with dingo though on the RWD i would love to buy a new alfa thats RWD. Whats all there thinking with the FWDs anyway ? :(
     
  21. vroomgt

    vroomgt Formula 3

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    What wont you drop ten on? Nothing and by the end of the year as with just about every new car, you can make that fifteen or twenty!
     
  22. vroomgt

    vroomgt Formula 3

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    The 147 GTA is fab, is this car a Selespeed? i would not recommend this type of gearbox to anyone in any car period and that includes Ferrari.

    The GTA does have some torquesteer, etc as you would expect but feels bullet proof and acrosss ground is quite a performer....though it is a bit of a point and squirt machine.....but the musica!
     
  23. vroomgt

    vroomgt Formula 3

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    Where is the Urracco? JM pm me!
     
  24. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    my wife chose a maser qp over a cls55 because the qp has a soul and the cls55 has Sweet F*ck all
     
  25. injektilo

    injektilo Formula Junior

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    Except AU Falcon tail lights.....
     
  26. kerrari

    kerrari F1 World Champ
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    Best answer on the Germ / Ita question comes from a Bris guy who races both 360 and Porkers (JT) -
    "Driving the Porsche is like commanding a troop of SS guards - you know its going to do exactly what you ask, no more, no less;
    Driving Ferrari is like stroking the naked bum of a beautiful woman - you never
    know how it's going to end up, but when it's good..."
     
  27. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    #24 goober, Sep 15, 2005
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    or one better----- driving a ferrari is like winking at a girl in the dark - u might know what u are doing but she has no idea
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