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21 Comments on “The Best Reason To Join The Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo...”


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    ca36gtp

    Good thing you didn’t show the MiTo from the front, TTAC. You’d hate to be liable for hundreds of cases of blinding your readers.

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    frizzlefry

    Back looks nice.

    But you like this and slam the “flying vagina” of the the Tribeca?

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    Edward Niedermeyer

    I never slammed the first gen Tribeca, that was the boss. I like it, and not even just in comparison to the second gen ‘beca. The only thing I don’t like about the MiTo is the name. Call me crazy.

    Also, to clarify, this is a special edition MiTo. You do actually have to already belong to the RIAR to buy one.

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    Do they produce a Spider version? If so I’d kill half of you to have one.

    –chuck

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    My what a big nose you have, Mr. MiTo.

    Someone needs to crash that shnoz into a wall to get that proportion back into line. It looks like it could do an endo everytime you hit the brakes.

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    Looks cool from the back. When you click on teh frontal view you get the rear view enlarged again.

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    vassilis

    The car is particularly nice (especially in white) but it still is a supermini (segment B in Europe) and based on the Grande Punto platform.
    Same size as a Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, Toyota Yaris, Hhonda Jazz (Fit) Mazda 2, but with a hefty premium.

    The hefty premium (20,000+ euros for the 155 hp one) puts into Mini territory, but many would gladly pay for the looks with those 8C Competizione references. At just 4 meters long could make sense as a baby Alfa.

    It is more comfortable than the Mini and the “new kid in town” and Alfa could be developing a GTA version. And finally (for an Alfa) quality feels OK.

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    JeremyR

    Definitely very pretty from the back. From the front, eh, it could grow on me.

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    guyincognito

    I hate FWD Alpha styling. The long hood they need to make a beautifully curved shape is ruined by the enormous overhang, IMHO. I’d love to see what they could do with a proper RWD sedan though.

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    oldyak

    OH MY GOD!
    Best looking small car I can remember!!!
    And we Americans cant get taste……
    Government regulations are really great
    All we get is Japanese and German cast-offs
    While the really interesting stuff cant be bought.
    A sad state for the U.S.
    Thank the politicians for this,and Ralph!
    The Poloci mobile is closer than you think…
    Its a shame that the largest consumer nation in the world cant buy but a few select cars….

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    BlueEr03

    WHEN THE HELL CAN I BUY AN ALFA ROMEO IN THE STATES?!?!?! They make some of the absolutely best looking cars around, and I would kill to get my hands on one. I envy you Europeans and all of your exotic/cool/diesel cars.

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    arapaima

    I don’t envy that schnozz.

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    ca36gtp

    You guys just became my favorite car site ever for that. Even if I do think you’re batshit insane!

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    esg

    It it was a woman, I would gladly eat it for dinner.

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    rottenbob

    I think it’s gorgeous. I’d love to be seen in that!

    @oldyak:
    Government regulations are really great
    All we get is Japanese and German cast-offs
    While the really interesting stuff cant be bought.

    Yeah, you could blame the gov’t regulations. Or you could blame the Japanese and Korean automakers for producing only small cars with bland and/or feminine styling.

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    jkross22

    Not to sound ungrateful, but any chance Alfa can send over the 159 sportwagon? That thing is suh-weeet!!!

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    There was a Brera coupe tooling around Montreal last year, they are very pretty (how often do you use the word “pretty” to describe a car?) and the interior is really quite nice. Someday, someday.

    Oddly, there was another Mito – it was a rip-snorting little two stroke 125 sport bike made by Cagiva. Capable of 100 mph with 7 gears, presumably a wiry 17 year old at the helm. The name meant “Myth” in that case. MiTo in this case is just a silly amalgam of Milan and Turin (Torino).
    Rottenbob, you have no idea – Canada missed out on the Lancer Evolution and Pontiac GTO (aka Monaro, not the original) because of BUMPER regulations. Gaaaaaahhhhhgh.

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    shaker

    Brera… “Pretty”, yes. “Different”, definitely!

    I wish they’d bring Alfas back to the US, just so I could stand outside the showroom and gawk at them like a 16 year-old.

    Could not likely ever afford one, though. :-(

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    CommanderFish

    Yeah, you could blame the gov’t regulations. Or you could blame the Japanese and Korean automakers for producing only small cars with bland and/or feminine styling.

    And this is why I want the American car companies to succeed, so I don’t have to drive cars that look like used soap.

  • avatar
    HEATHROI

    course you can get one in north america

    And guess who sells them (at the moment anyway)

    Make NAFTA work for you

  • avatar
    kovachian

    Its a shame that the largest consumer nation in the world cant buy but a few select cars

    It’s ok, it’s not just foreign makers holding back their best cars from our shores, but even our own damn makers refrain from giving us their best vehicles.

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