The Land Rover Writer

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Great News from Alfa Romeo

You can't be a car guy without having a soft spot for Alfa Romeo, the quintessential sporting marque now owned by Fiat. 

As a Corvair owner, I have an additional soft spot because Fiat also once embraced rear engine, rear wheel drive cars. They weren't air-cooled but they did provide sparkling handling, performance and interior room from small cars with small engines.

So this latest good news from Alfa, courtesy of AutoWeek, brought a smile to my face on this blizzard of a day.  Imagine having both a Fiat 500 and an Alfa sedan available in the US - or dream even bigger for the return of the Fiat and Alfa Spiders!

Oh, and yawn, Alfa will also sell a version of the Jeep Compass badged as an Alfa. Hopefully they'll improve the handling, too.

Today's storm has only buried my cars deeper into the ever-increasing depth of standing snow on the island.