Until I drove an Alfa 147 GTA...

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Fast, loud enough, very responsive steering (a bit too much power steering to my taste, which makes the massive torque steer borderline tricky but hey, that will do...), somewhat confortable in spite of the stiff chassis and suspensions...

But panel gaps... Oh my god! And I know the car never got into a crash. The build quality in general is just freaking awful.

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Within 15km, I ended up with a cracked exhaust...

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.... the radio tried to escape all by itself after a 1st gear pull on a slightly bumpy road...

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... and the gear shifter decided it wanted to go elsewhere.

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I drive a 31 year old car every day and I was shocked at the quality of this thing. It’s... BAD. Like really bad!!

But then again, when it doesn’t fall appart into pieces... You’ve got this:

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And that would almost make the whole thing worth it! But really, come on Alfa... Get your shit together. Figuratively and litteraly. And I was lucky that this is a very well maintained example!