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Post by Jager » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:49 am

It's different, but strangely appealing.
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Post by Paulius43 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:29 pm

David is turning to BertOne's topics.. obscure and weird looking cars :lol: ;)
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Re: David MG' 2018 Additions

Post by Alfaholic » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:41 pm

LUW wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:51 am
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:53 am
Awkward, but cute. I guess you could grow to like it :D
That's basically a 33 Stradale. How would YOU not like it?
I agree, it is the Stradale's ugly cousin that lives in the wardrobe. :lol:
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Post by BertOne » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:17 am

Like a lot/most of AC's releases a car that I had no idea even existed but which is quite interesting/attractive. It's nice but not enough to press the buy button. I'm guessing this was another MG bargain?

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Post by David MG » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:35 am

BertOne wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:17 am
Like a lot/most of AC's releases a car that I had no idea even existed but which is quite interesting/attractive. It's nice but not enough to press the buy button. I'm guessing this was another MG bargain?
You guessed correctly. Have a cigar :lol:
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Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:59 am

When I was at St Martins' Models on Tuesday the array of weird and obscure models by Autocult had me 'gobsmacked'. Taking chances with stuff nobody has ever heard of takes some guts! At over 100 quid a piece buyers have got to be really dedicated or rich or both to make the choice.

In marketing the phrase is 'Unique Selling Proposition' and they don't get more unique than what was on those shelves.

But hey, each to their own, and of course why we are members of S143.

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Post by David MG » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:11 am

GBOAC002 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:59 am
When I was at St Martins' Models on Tuesday the array of weird and obscure models by Autocult had me 'gobsmacked'. Taking chances with stuff nobody has ever heard of takes some guts! At over 100 quid a piece buyers have got to be really dedicated or rich or both to make the choice.

In marketing the phrase is 'Unique Selling Proposition' and they don't get more unique than what was on those shelves.

But hey, each to their own, and of course why we are members of S143.
I paid 1/3 for a new one :D
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Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:53 am

It obviously pays to shop around or wait for the sales. Well done David.

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Post by David MG » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:16 am

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider - TSM

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Sorry to offend you Ian (GB) and hope you like it Martin.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:37 am

Judging by the latest magazine reports Alfa are about to knock the 1:1 Coupe on the head after which no doubt it'll become a "Classic".... From some angles the Spider's design works but others leave me cold. Magazine testers have never liked it in either coupe or open form and sales in some places haven't matched expectations. 8C Comp rules OK. Next please.

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Post by Tom » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:23 am

My favourite modern car, though I prefer the coupé. Excellent model, as expected from a TSM.

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Post by Alfaholic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:03 am

This one is very much on my wishlist - like the 1:1 as well, but prefer the coupe (as I normally do).
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Post by LUW » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:12 am

I can't quite grasp why everyone goes bonkers for the 4C, while I only have eyes for the 8C :roll:. Still, in model form, I admit that looks very nice.
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:38 pm

LUW wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:12 am
I can't quite grasp why everyone goes bonkers for the 4C, while I only have eyes for the 8C :roll:. Still, in model form, I admit that looks very nice.
Me either ,if you want the ultimate sports car , buy a Boxster / Cayman ;)
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Post by David MG » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 pm

Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:38 pm
LUW wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:12 am
I can't quite grasp why everyone goes bonkers for the 4C, while I only have eyes for the 8C :roll:. Still, in model form, I admit that looks very nice.
Me either ,if you want the ultimate sports car , buy a Boxster / Cayman ;)
Right on critique of the model. Opinions of 1/1 s are subjective.
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Post by Tom » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 pm

The 4C is no alternative for a Boxster. Much more a hardcore car, with less creature comforts. A Boxster is a great car but the 4C will be even more enjoyable to drive on the edge. Harder to live with for commuting though.

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Post by reeft1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:46 pm

Very nice!

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Post by Alfaholic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:41 pm

Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:38 pm
LUW wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:12 am
I can't quite grasp why everyone goes bonkers for the 4C, while I only have eyes for the 8C :roll:. Still, in model form, I admit that looks very nice.
Me either ,if you want the ultimate sports car , buy a Boxster / Cayman ;)
At least you'll be able to discuss it with your hairdresser :lol: :lol:
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 pm
The 4C is no alternative for a Boxster. Much more a hardcore car, with less creature comforts. A Boxster is a great car but the 4C will be even more enjoyable to drive on the edge. Harder to live with for commuting though.
The Alfa and Boxster are easily comparable imo.....Porsche and the Alfa are 2 seater sports cars powered by turbocharged, four-cylinder engines located behind the driver and both focused on ultimate driving fun.

one journo`s verdict after his side by side comparison , but they all pretty much say the same

"And the winner is...The Porsche 718 Boxster S.

Yes, Alfa is a lot cheaper than the Porsche , displayed by its poor build quality . And yes, the Alfa was also an absolute blast to drive on the mountain roads in upstate New York. But the reality is, the car was a pain in just about every other driving condition. Our 4C was a blast during our jaunt through the mountains, but getting there from suburban New Jersey proved to be a loud and uncomfortable experience. The lack of power steering made it extraordinarily difficult to park while the lack of a backup camera only exacerbated the 4C Spider's glaring blind spots.

The Porsche, on the one hand, delivered a similarly evocative driving experience. While not as raw as the Alfa, the Porsche was more than enough to put a smile on your face. And that smile remains on your trip home because it's also a comfortable and refined daily driver.
In addition, the Porsche's built quality and craftsmanship is truly impressive. Its combination of tech, luxury, and performance make it well worth the price premium.

Overall, both proved to be great sports cars. But the Porsche proved to be an all-around great car".
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Post by Alfaholic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm

And there is the attraction for us Italian car tragics - if they were perfect we wouldn't be happy. If anyone has a spare 4C (1:43 or 1:1) I will happily take it.

With Sergio Marchionne now gone, I trust the the new head of FCA will continue to push the Alfa Romeo renaissance - in this modern world of driverless cars, us old folks need to have as many different brands/manufacturers around to keep us happy - I would hate to be just in an Apple/Android world when it comes to cars - it would take all the fun out of discussions with Gary and Luc :lol:
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Re: David MG' 2018 Additions

Post by Jager » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:04 am

Here in our part of the world the Boxter S is $40,000 more than the Alfa, so comparisons are pointless (an MX-5 is also $40,000 cheaper than the Alfa).

Coming back to the model, this looks excellent. White wouldn't be my first choice of colour, but red is too obvious. I see there is also a yellow version, which I think would be my pick.
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Post by Tom » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:19 am

Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Tom wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 pm
The 4C is no alternative for a Boxster. Much more a hardcore car, with less creature comforts. A Boxster is a great car but the 4C will be even more enjoyable to drive on the edge. Harder to live with for commuting though.
The Alfa and Boxster are easily comparable imo.....Porsche and the Alfa are 2 seater sports cars powered by turbocharged, four-cylinder engines located behind the driver and both focused on ultimate driving fun.

one journo`s verdict after his side by side comparison , but they all pretty much say the same

"And the winner is...The Porsche 718 Boxster S.

Yes, Alfa is a lot cheaper than the Porsche , displayed by its poor build quality . And yes, the Alfa was also an absolute blast to drive on the mountain roads in upstate New York. But the reality is, the car was a pain in just about every other driving condition. Our 4C was a blast during our jaunt through the mountains, but getting there from suburban New Jersey proved to be a loud and uncomfortable experience. The lack of power steering made it extraordinarily difficult to park while the lack of a backup camera only exacerbated the 4C Spider's glaring blind spots.

The Porsche, on the one hand, delivered a similarly evocative driving experience. While not as raw as the Alfa, the Porsche was more than enough to put a smile on your face. And that smile remains on your trip home because it's also a comfortable and refined daily driver.
In addition, the Porsche's built quality and craftsmanship is truly impressive. Its combination of tech, luxury, and performance make it well worth the price premium.

Overall, both proved to be great sports cars. But the Porsche proved to be an all-around great car".
I think I wrote about the same Gaz, the Boxster is the allrounder but the 4C is the more hardcore car. I can live with a little imperfection and I love the looks of the 4C.

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Post by scalainj » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:29 am

There is no competition between the Pork and the 4C. They are not even in the same league. In every single measurable way the Porsche is better
In a competition for my money if i were made to buy just the one with a gun to my head it would be the Alfa, no regrets, no looking back, no wishing to change. Every time I popped the garage door, the sight of the Alfa would remind me why i made the right choice even if it didn't start. Call it madness, call it a disease but i want truculent moody Italian passion, not anodyne German dullness
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Post by David MG » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:01 am

Help! I only posted a couple of pics.
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