The Truth About Cars » Alfa Romeo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Toyota Brings on Brains, Sergio Leaves the Cake in the Oven, and GM Takes the Stand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-toyota-brings-brains-sergio-leaves-cake-oven-gm-takes-stand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-toyota-brings-brains-sergio-leaves-cake-oven-gm-takes-stand/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:58:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303545 The brain trust of yet another artificial intelligence technology startup has been snapped up as automakers prepare for our terrifying, dystopian future. That, Sergio Marchionne has a sure-fire recipe, jury selection begins in ignition trial, Tesla doesn’t need no stinkin’ successful low-priced car, and GM goes big on commercial sales … after the break! Toyota […]

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The brain trust of yet another artificial intelligence technology startup has been snapped up as automakers prepare for our terrifying, dystopian future. That, Sergio Marchionne has a sure-fire recipe, jury selection begins in ignition trial, Tesla doesn’t need no stinkin’ successful low-priced car, and GM goes big on commercial sales … after the break! Toyota […]

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FCA Hands Out Band-Aids, Tourniquetes to Fiat Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fca-hands-band-aids-tourniquetes-fiat-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fca-hands-band-aids-tourniquetes-fiat-dealers/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301393 Fiat’s American retailers are struggling to bring in buyers as well as pay the cost of their dealerships, but help is on the way from the parents. On March 9, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pitched a plan to stabilize dealers, offering Fiat stores the opportunity to combine their operations with the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealers many are adjacent […]

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Fiat’s American retailers are struggling to bring in buyers as well as pay the cost of their dealerships, but help is on the way from the parents. On March 9, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pitched a plan to stabilize dealers, offering Fiat stores the opportunity to combine their operations with the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealers many are adjacent […]

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Ur-Turn: “Avanti!” She Cried http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ur-turn-avanti-cried/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ur-turn-avanti-cried/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1282082 (From “HW” comes a tale of a Corvette, a hot-blooded Alfa Veloce, and a young Italian wife with romance on her mind.) Sam, a good friend of mine, had lusted after a particular 1965 Corvette Stingray, and had somehow finally acquired the object of his desires. However, the cost of putting on 23 coats of a […]

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(From “HW” comes a tale of a Corvette, a hot-blooded Alfa Veloce, and a young Italian wife with romance on her mind.) Sam, a good friend of mine, had lusted after a particular 1965 Corvette Stingray, and had somehow finally acquired the object of his desires. However, the cost of putting on 23 coats of a […]

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Dart, 200 On The Way Out; Wrangler Truck, Wagoneer On the Way In http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:20:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274545 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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LA 2015: Is This The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV You’ve Been Waiting For? [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-is-this-the-2017-alfa-romeo-giulia-qv-youve-been-waiting-for/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-is-this-the-2017-alfa-romeo-giulia-qv-youve-been-waiting-for/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:23:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1221817 Square-jawed linebacker and sometimes-Alfa chief Reid Bigland took the covers off the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV for the first time in North America on Tuesday. The car, which has been delayed about six months, will boast 505 horsepower and a price tag in the “$70,000 range” when it goes on sale next year. According […]

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Square-jawed linebacker and sometimes-Alfa chief Reid Bigland took the covers off the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV for the first time in North America on Tuesday. The car, which has been delayed about six months, will boast 505 horsepower and a price tag in the “$70,000 range” when it goes on sale next year. According […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1983 Alfa Romeo GTV6 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/digestible-collectible-1983-alfa-romeo-gtv6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/digestible-collectible-1983-alfa-romeo-gtv6/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1221689 The sounds a car makes can elicit strong emotions for enthusiasts. Some love the guttural burble from an American V-8, each marque emitting distinct noises. Others, the fan-dominated sounds of an air-cooled Porsche. A modified straight-six, like that found in a Datsun Z, emits a wail that buckles my knees. As a gearhead kid, these […]

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The sounds a car makes can elicit strong emotions for enthusiasts. Some love the guttural burble from an American V-8, each marque emitting distinct noises. Others, the fan-dominated sounds of an air-cooled Porsche. A modified straight-six, like that found in a Datsun Z, emits a wail that buckles my knees. As a gearhead kid, these […]

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Los Angeles Fakers: TTAC Heads To L.A. So Here’s Your Auto Show Primer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/los-angeles-fakers-ttac-heads-l-heres-auto-show-primer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/los-angeles-fakers-ttac-heads-l-heres-auto-show-primer/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:15:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220369 Like Randy Newman, automakers love Los Angeles this week as the industry descends on Southern California for two days (really, one-and-a-half days) to showcase their latest and greatest. Automakers are lining up to show off their wares Wednesday (Cadillac is a lone exception for Thursday) so we’ll reuse our tuxes without dry cleaning for two days, we guess. […]

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Like Randy Newman, automakers love Los Angeles this week as the industry descends on Southern California for two days (really, one-and-a-half days) to showcase their latest and greatest. Automakers are lining up to show off their wares Wednesday (Cadillac is a lone exception for Thursday) so we’ll reuse our tuxes without dry cleaning for two days, we guess. […]

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Report: Alfa Romeo Pushes Back Giulia, SUV At Least 6 Months http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/report-alfa-romeo-pushes-back-brands-comeback-six-months/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/report-alfa-romeo-pushes-back-brands-comeback-six-months/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211721 Alfa Romeo will delay two models critical to that brand’s comeback and will likely miss its ambitious sales target of 400,000 cars by 2018, according to Automotive News. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said a weakened market in China forced the brand to reassess its sales target, which he initially set in 2014. “I […]

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Alfa Romeo will delay two models critical to that brand’s comeback and will likely miss its ambitious sales target of 400,000 cars by 2018, according to Automotive News. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said a weakened market in China forced the brand to reassess its sales target, which he initially set in 2014. “I […]

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Jeep Is the Smiling Mask Hiding FCA’s Frowny Face http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/jeeps-u-s-surge-masks-fca-sales-disappointments/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/jeeps-u-s-surge-masks-fca-sales-disappointments/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188602 Total Fiat Chrysler Automobiles volume is up six percent this year thanks to record sales at Jeep, FCA’s top-selling outlet. However, despite that wave of Jeep-directed affection in the U.S., sales at the company’s other brands have fallen two percent through the first nine months of 2015. Even in September, an extraordinarily high-volume month for the U.S. […]

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Total Fiat Chrysler Automobiles volume is up six percent this year thanks to record sales at Jeep, FCA’s top-selling outlet. However, despite that wave of Jeep-directed affection in the U.S., sales at the company’s other brands have fallen two percent through the first nine months of 2015. Even in September, an extraordinarily high-volume month for the U.S. […]

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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review-video/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1169810 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 1.75-liter DOHC I-4, direct injection, turbocharged, CVVT (237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 2,200-4,250 rpm) 6-speed “Alfa TCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/34 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 28.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rosso Alfa Red paint, Fascia Stone Protector, HID Headlamps, Carbon Fibre Trim Kit, Convenience Package, Racing Exhaust, Red Calipers, 18/19 Inch […]

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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 1.75-liter DOHC I-4, direct injection, turbocharged, CVVT (237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 2,200-4,250 rpm) 6-speed “Alfa TCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/34 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 28.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rosso Alfa Red paint, Fascia Stone Protector, HID Headlamps, Carbon Fibre Trim Kit, Convenience Package, Racing Exhaust, Red Calipers, 18/19 Inch […]

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Fiat Chrysler Reportedly Showing Dealers Impossibly Fun Cars That We May Never See http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/fiat-chrysler-reportedly-showing-dealers-impossibly-fun-cars-may-never-see/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/fiat-chrysler-reportedly-showing-dealers-impossibly-fun-cars-may-never-see/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1153129 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be showing off a Dodge Barracuda convertible, a next-generation Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Grand Wagoneer — they probably put root beer in the fountains too — according to multiple media reports. At the dealer meeting in Las Vegas, FCA executives outlined the future for the brands (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be showing off a Dodge Barracuda convertible, a next-generation Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Grand Wagoneer — they probably put root beer in the fountains too — according to multiple media reports. At the dealer meeting in Las Vegas, FCA executives outlined the future for the brands (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, […]

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Ownership Update: Time To Buy a New (To Me) Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ownership-update-time-buy-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ownership-update-time-buy-new-car/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116777 Rather than begin in media res, let’s recap: I sold my first Porsche 911 (a “993” as they call it, which means it was built sometime from 1995 to 1998 and was the last version of the 911 to feature air-cooling; mine was a 1996) to a nice guy in Minnesota. The very next day, […]

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Rather than begin in media res, let’s recap: I sold my first Porsche 911 (a “993” as they call it, which means it was built sometime from 1995 to 1998 and was the last version of the 911 to feature air-cooling; mine was a 1996) to a nice guy in Minnesota. The very next day, […]

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Alfa Romeo’s Future Crossover is Getting its Final Touches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/alfa-romeos-future-crossover-getting-final-touches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/alfa-romeos-future-crossover-getting-final-touches/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132817 Alfa Romeo is finishing its first crossover and will bring the car to market in mid to late 2016 in Europe and the United States, Automotive News Europe is reporting. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the model in his call last week about the automaker’s second-quarter earnings. The BMW X3 and Audi Q5-sized Alfa […]

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Alfa Romeo is finishing its first crossover and will bring the car to market in mid to late 2016 in Europe and the United States, Automotive News Europe is reporting. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the model in his call last week about the automaker’s second-quarter earnings. The BMW X3 and Audi Q5-sized Alfa […]

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Chrysler Files Extension for Barracuda Name Many Times for Zero Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/chrysler-files-extension-barracuda-name-many-times-zero-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/chrysler-files-extension-barracuda-name-many-times-zero-cars/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1108513 Folks over at Chrysler have filed another extension for the Barracuda nameplate, according to Allpar, which would be at least the fifth extension in three years with no new car in sight. The filing over at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is wonderfully vague, specifying only “passenger automobiles, their structural parts, trim and badges” in […]

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Folks over at Chrysler have filed another extension for the Barracuda nameplate, according to Allpar, which would be at least the fifth extension in three years with no new car in sight. The filing over at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is wonderfully vague, specifying only “passenger automobiles, their structural parts, trim and badges” in […]

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Is Jeep Carrying The Rest of FCA? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/is-jeep-carrying-the-rest-of-fca/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/is-jeep-carrying-the-rest-of-fca/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:41:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1102393 Jeep is looking at global growth upwards of 20 percent this year to 1.2 million units and that’s before the brand truly ramps up in China. Could it be possible Jeep’s success is hiding what ails other brands at the newly-formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? Jeep is on track to record a best ever year in 2015 […]

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Jeep is looking at global growth upwards of 20 percent this year to 1.2 million units and that’s before the brand truly ramps up in China. Could it be possible Jeep’s success is hiding what ails other brands at the newly-formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? Jeep is on track to record a best ever year in 2015 […]

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Blame Giulia For Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign Delay http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/blame-giulia-for-jeep-grand-cherokee-redesign-delay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/blame-giulia-for-jeep-grand-cherokee-redesign-delay/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1101073 The next iteration of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been delayed to 2018 or 2019 and, according to reports from The Detroit Bureau, it’s all Giulia’s fault. Speaking with reporters at Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Ground during the annual Chrysler Model Preview event, Jeep head honcho Mike Manley stated the brand’s top model won’t be seeing a new […]

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The next iteration of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been delayed to 2018 or 2019 and, according to reports from The Detroit Bureau, it’s all Giulia’s fault. Speaking with reporters at Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Ground during the annual Chrysler Model Preview event, Jeep head honcho Mike Manley stated the brand’s top model won’t be seeing a new […]

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Alfa Romeo Giulia First Official Video Goes Live http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/alfa-romeo-giulia-first-official-video-goes-live/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/alfa-romeo-giulia-first-official-video-goes-live/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:09:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1099569 This is what you’ve been waiting for, folks – the sound of the brand new Alfa Romeo Giulia’s 510 hp six-cylinder roar. [h/t Jalopnik]

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This is what you’ve been waiting for, folks – the sound of the brand new Alfa Romeo Giulia’s 510 hp six-cylinder roar. [h/t Jalopnik]

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OFFICIAL: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Revealed, Detailed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/official-2016-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-revealed-detailed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/official-2016-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-revealed-detailed/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:59:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1099449 Today, at the Alfa Romeo Museum near Milan, was the first day for a completely new design language from the fabled Italian automaker. The Alfa Romeo Giulia will also mark the return of the brand to North America for those of us needing a bit more practically than what’s offered by the 4C. Best of all, the Quadrifoglio […]

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Today, at the Alfa Romeo Museum near Milan, was the first day for a completely new design language from the fabled Italian automaker. The Alfa Romeo Giulia will also mark the return of the brand to North America for those of us needing a bit more practically than what’s offered by the 4C. Best of all, the Quadrifoglio […]

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Photos Leak Again. What Do You Think? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/alfa-romeo-giulia-photos-leak-again-what-do-you-think/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/alfa-romeo-giulia-photos-leak-again-what-do-you-think/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:11:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1099273 It looks like the cat’s out of the bag as shots of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, seemingly mostly screen captures from a video, have hit the web. What do you think? More photos after the jump. If sources are correct, a 510 hp version of the Giulia will be available from Day 1.

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It looks like the cat’s out of the bag as shots of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, seemingly mostly screen captures from a video, have hit the web. What do you think? More photos after the jump. If sources are correct, a 510 hp version of the Giulia will be available from Day 1.

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Hello, Giulia! Alfa Romeo’s New Sedan Busts Out A Day Early http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/hello-giulia-alfa-romeos-new-sedan-busts-out-a-day-early/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/hello-giulia-alfa-romeos-new-sedan-busts-out-a-day-early/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:26:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1098017 One of this year’s most anticipated reveals, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, has been leaked on the interwebs a day ahead of schedule. Here’s another angle of Alfa’s new midsize sedan said to be powered by a Maserati-derived V6. We will have full details on the car tomorrow. [Source: CarScoops]

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One of this year’s most anticipated reveals, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, has been leaked on the interwebs a day ahead of schedule. Here’s another angle of Alfa’s new midsize sedan said to be powered by a Maserati-derived V6. We will have full details on the car tomorrow. [Source: CarScoops]

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1998 Alfa Romeo 164 2.5 TD European Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/1998-alfa-romeo-164-2-5-td-european-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/1998-alfa-romeo-164-2-5-td-european-review/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1095393 One clever man who likes powaaah, steaks and punching people once said that you are not a real petrolhead until you’ve owned an Alfa Romeo. Seeing how Alfas are either considered terrible, unreliable crap by sane and rational people or totally revered by devoted fans, I assumed there has to be something about them. Maybe it […]

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One clever man who likes powaaah, steaks and punching people once said that you are not a real petrolhead until you’ve owned an Alfa Romeo. Seeing how Alfas are either considered terrible, unreliable crap by sane and rational people or totally revered by devoted fans, I assumed there has to be something about them. Maybe it […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Phaeton Axed in UK, Porsche 911 GT With A Stick and GM Is Down in China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/while-you-were-sleeping-phaeton-axed-in-uk-porsche-911-gt-with-a-stick-and-gm-is-down-in-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/while-you-were-sleeping-phaeton-axed-in-uk-porsche-911-gt-with-a-stick-and-gm-is-down-in-china/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1084185 The Volkswagen Phaeton, the pride of former chairman Piëch, has been discontinued in the UK. Don’t worry, though, if you’re one of those people who enjoy such understated luxury. Volkswagen is still planning a next-generation version of the car. Here’s what happened overnight. Volkswagen Phaeton axed in the UK (Autocar) The current-generation VW Phaeton has […]

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The Volkswagen Phaeton, the pride of former chairman Piëch, has been discontinued in the UK. Don’t worry, though, if you’re one of those people who enjoy such understated luxury. Volkswagen is still planning a next-generation version of the car. Here’s what happened overnight. Volkswagen Phaeton axed in the UK (Autocar) The current-generation VW Phaeton has […]

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FCA Delaying Dozen Model Introductions, Redesigns Across Product Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/fca-delaying-dozen-model-introductions-redesigns-across-product-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/fca-delaying-dozen-model-introductions-redesigns-across-product-range/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1082089 Suppliers close to FCA and its plans say production for a dozen new and redesigned models have been delayed, including key Jeep and Ram offerings. While high-margin products like the Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Ram 1500 wait for their redesigns, Alfa Romeo may be the only brand in FCA’s portfolio to receive its awaited […]

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Suppliers close to FCA and its plans say production for a dozen new and redesigned models have been delayed, including key Jeep and Ram offerings. While high-margin products like the Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Ram 1500 wait for their redesigns, Alfa Romeo may be the only brand in FCA’s portfolio to receive its awaited […]

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The End of Italy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/end-italy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/end-italy/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1058586 As FCA holds their first annual general shareholders meeting in Amsterdam (after 114 such meetings in Turin), Pirelli has been sold to the Chinese. Pininfarina negotiates its sale to Mahindra. The Italian automotive industry as a whole is in a sad state. The reasons for this are many, but the process of “de-Italianization” of the country’s […]

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As FCA holds their first annual general shareholders meeting in Amsterdam (after 114 such meetings in Turin), Pirelli has been sold to the Chinese. Pininfarina negotiates its sale to Mahindra. The Italian automotive industry as a whole is in a sad state. The reasons for this are many, but the process of “de-Italianization” of the country’s […]

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NAIAS 2015: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/naias-2015-alfa-romeo-4c-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/naias-2015-alfa-romeo-4c-spider/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:24:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=976593 Who likes topless Italians? I sure do… The big news is an optional dual mode Akrapovic exhaust for extra noise. A cloth removable roof and a carbon fiber hardtop are available.

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Who likes topless Italians? I sure do… The big news is an optional dual mode Akrapovic exhaust for extra noise. A cloth removable roof and a carbon fiber hardtop are available.

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