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Still think I'd take a Cayman.
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The 4C Spyder, yes I would..... Now to convince the wife it is in our retirement budget!

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Cayman over the Alfa? Cayman's are a dime a dozen anymore. Maybe a Cayman S, but I'd still take the Alfa over that without a second thought. You have to see the Alfa. The Alfa slaughters a Cayman on the track, at least until the transmission overheats.The Cayman's advantage is that it's more civilized, the Alfa doesn't have power steering so it's a bit tougher around town; it is in between a Lotus and a Cayman--more comfortable than a Lotus, not as comfortable as a Cayman.
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Stumbled on this because it was one of the videos offered during my flight to Seattle on Alaska Airlines.

An interesting mix of high tech automation and intensive manual labor. I was blown away at watching the hood formed (11:00).

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I enjoyed that...
Would love to own a 4C, but just not sure it would be reliable.... And then the question of capable dealerships.... And then if it ever got hit.... What body shop would have the skills to find all of the damaged carbon fiber glued on parts and repair them properly...
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It's an Alfa. They're not supposed to be reliable. They make them break down on purpose. It's part of their allure.
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It's an Alfa. They're not supposed to be reliable. They make them break down on purpose. It's part of their allure.
Is it the same as the Fiat allure?
Does Fiat hope to reach the lofty Alfa allure... Or is Alfa trying to distance themselves from the lowly Fiat allure?
Which lure are we fishin with here?
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Here's a photo of an Alfa I saw in the hotel parking lot when I was checking out in Northern France last week. Looks like a Fiat to me!
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Is it the same as the Fiat allure?
Does Fiat hope to reach the lofty Alfa allure... Or is Alfa trying to distance themselves from the lowly Fiat allure?
Which lure are we fishin with here?
I dunno, neither is noted for reliability, yet both are cars Clarkson claims a true car enthusiast must own at one time or another.

As for reliability, it's like choosing between a frozen fork in the eyeball, or a flaming spear in the rectum. Neither is particular enjoyable (to most people, there are exceptions, at least two of which frequent these boards), like Italian car reliability, it's kind a coin toss.
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Gotta love Jalopnik's title: "This wing has an Alfa Romeo 4C attached to it"

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