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I've tried looking but their UK site doesn't say it. While I'm at it, does anyone know which are the more affordable RWD cars around (not limited to those available in the U.S.)? Thanks!
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (vincenthotrod)

he meant balance like a Type-R or a 306


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All USA-spec Alfa-Romeos except for the 164 are Rear-drive. This includes Spiders, Guilias, GTV's, GTV6's, Milanos, Alfettas, and Guiliettas.
The current lineup of new Alfas are all Front-drive. The 155, 33, AlfaSud, Arna, and 145/146 were also front drive.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (Taimar2)

Taimar, do you know if Alfa has made a decision to make the new Spider due here in 2005 FWD or RWD?
The FAQ section on the official Alfa Romeo site has had a question whether or not Alfa has any plans to re-enter the US market. It has stated in the past that they have no plans on doing so even after the GM buyout and the rumors circulated. But I was at the site the other day and they updated it to state that Alfa will be back in the US in 2005 with the new Spider.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (Jamblastx)

Car and Driver recently said there's a good chance that they'll bring in Alfa Romeo again. Heck, they even said there's a chance that Alfa Romeo dealerships might stock the new Fiat Stilos
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (vincenthotrod)

Alfa is reentering the US market in 2005, the cars will be sold through Saab dealerships. GM, which owns Saab, also bought a portion of FIAT last year, hence bringing Alfa back to the states...
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (clickhappy)

Fiat and GM did a stock swap, there was no buying going on, and Fiat actually owns a larger percentage of GM than GM does of Fiat.
Alfa-Romeo is returning in 2005 and the new spider will be front drive (unfortunately). If you can't wait that long, there's a company based in New Jersey that is working to specially import V6 GTV's, Spyders, and 166's. I've actually seen the cars in person - very impressive, but not cheap.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (Taimar2)

quote:[HR][/HR]Fiat and GM did a stock swap, there was no buying going on, and Fiat actually owns a larger percentage of GM than GM does of Fiat.[HR][/HR]​
I think you have that backwords. Fiat owns around 5% of GM stock and GM owns around 20% of Fiat. GM is much bigger than Fiat afterall.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (Taimar2)

quote:[HR][/HR]Fiat and GM did a stock swap, there was no buying going on, and Fiat actually owns a larger percentage of GM than GM does of Fiat.
Alfa-Romeo is returning in 2005 and the new spider will be front drive (unfortunately). If you can't wait that long, there's a company based in New Jersey that is working to specially import V6 GTV's, Spyders, and 166's. I've actually seen the cars in person - very impressive, but not cheap.[HR][/HR]​
They are supposedly working on a new platform from which they can build fwd or rwd cars.I had the link a few weeks back.I'll see if I can find it again.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (Taimar2)

quote:[HR][/HR]Fiat and GM did a stock swap, there was no buying going on, and Fiat actually owns a larger percentage of GM than GM does of Fiat.
Alfa-Romeo is returning in 2005 and the new spider will be front drive (unfortunately). If you can't wait that long, there's a company based in New Jersey that is working to specially import V6 GTV's, Spyders, and 166's. I've actually seen the cars in person - very impressive, but not cheap.[HR][/HR]​
That company is Autodelta USA and they are trying to bring over the GTV, Spider, and the 166 (renamed the LS). Their still in construction website is www.autodeltausa.com where they do have pics of their US spec Alfa's. If you look closely you can see that the Alfa logo is missing from the cars and replaced by Autodelta logos


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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (Hajduk)

quote:[HR][/HR]Fiat and GM did a stock swap, there was no buying going on, and Fiat actually owns a larger percentage of GM than GM does of Fiat.
I think you have that backwords. Fiat owns around 5% of GM stock and GM owns around 20% of Fiat. GM is much bigger than Fiat afterall.[HR][/HR]​
I'm not sure but 5% of GM could very well be worth more than 20% of Fiat.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (vincenthotrod)

I don't think Fiat will return to our shore, just Alfa Romeo at this point.
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (juan.8T)

Ah. Thanks for the pointer. It's uncanny how it's easy to stray onto a porn website these days...
 

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Re: Are Alfa Romeos RWD or FWD? (juan.8T)

quote:[HR][/HR]I think he made a mistake...try www.autodeltausa.com

[Modified by juan.8T, 10:49 AM 12-5-2001][HR][/HR]​
Yowsa, I most certainly did make a mistake!
Wow what a difference those three letters made. Sorry about the wrong link.
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