Alfa Romeo Mito

posted Dec 22, 2009, 10:07 AM by Quentin Ballard Tremeer   [ updated Dec 27, 2009, 1:42 PM ]

1.4 litre turbo. 114kW at 5500rpm. 230Nm at 2300rpm. 6 speed manual gearbox. 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds. 215km/h top speed. 6.5litres/100km. 7 airbags. A ton of electronic driver aids. Climate control. Bose sound system.

R228 500.00

For the same money you can have Peugeot 207 GTi, Renault Clio Sport OR Toyota Yaris TS. Peugeot and Renault are both faster but with higher (Peugeot) and much higher (Renault) fuel consumption.

I have to say ..............for that money I would still go for a second hand 911SC OR buy an AC Cobra AND a 1960's Mustang coupe OR Camaro SS as a fixer upper. 

I understand the Alfa passion. The performance and the looks and the fuel efficiency make me lust after it. I admire the styling. I gaze in admiration at the the flare with which these passionate car manufacturers put their cars together................... AND I am at the same time terrified by the amount of money that I may have to spend on keeping it on the road ................. and how many times I may be left on the side of the road .............. and what little money I may have left as a trade-in in five years.

I have yet to meet more than one person who is happy to buy newer model Alfa's out of warranty (he used to work in the Alfa factory - so he could take the thing apart and put it back together on the side of the road with a pen knife and a wheel spanner).

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