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I've been in Rome four days now. Part of a routine visit. I have yet to see one Giulia on the road. (Apart from one cop car.) I know Romans are keen on micro cars but surely someone in this town is willing to take the leap!!!
 

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A Milano, si! :D
 

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I saw many in Florence in April. Most were black/gray belonging to some government entity.
 

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I'm sure you've seen tons of Audis and BMWs though. Unfortunately, in Italy those are still perceived as "status symbol" cars on a higher level than Alfa, so if someone has to dish out 30k+ euros they'd rather do it on a german brand.
I was there visiting last month and have not seen a single Giulia. However, I did see a lot of Giuliettas
 

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Rome can actually look quite provincial when it comes to cars...sure there are plenty of supercars but majority of cars are small beaters....North of Italy is on average substantially richer and cars are on average much better further north you go...Italy also has an insane taxation for cars above certain engine size, I think Italy actually started the whole turbo craze sometime in 90s because of super high taxes above 2 liter engines....mind you this is a problem in much of europe but for example Germans prefer to have a nice car to having nice place, in Denmark when I lived there car registration tax was 200%....aged hippies in Frederiksborg section of Copenhagen used to throw eggs at my 740i for being rich capitalist pig when I lived there in 95/96 lolz

It is no wonder then you can not really see Giulias everywhere...if nicely equipped even 2l is probably close to 60k eur on the road...it is also rather large car for european cities where space is much scarcer than in US...
 

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In Denmark when I lived there car registration tax was 200%....aged hippies in Frederiksborg section of Copenhagen used to throw eggs at my 740i for being rich capitalist pig when I lived there in 95/96 lolz
May I safely assume you avoided Christiania?

Switzerland is crawling with nice cars.
 

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In Denmark when I lived there car registration tax was 200%....aged hippies in Frederiksborg section of Copenhagen used to throw eggs at my 740i for being rich capitalist pig when I lived there in 95/96 lolz
May I safely assume you avoided Christiania?

Switzerland is crawling with nice cars.
Well yeah but Switzerland is really not EU, it is a planet by itself...as if it was not expensive enough before after they depegged CHF from EUR it got another 30% more after....we have EMEA Hq in Signy, right next to Geneve and also my uncle had a company in Arbon, know CH particularly well....problem is that despite great cars, cops, just like the rest of the country, have zero sense of humor and understand everything literally....got a speeding ticket in Interlaken for 52 in 50kmh zone.....in Italy at least despite 130 speed limit you can push your nice car between toll stations full on and then stop for capucco to lower the average speed:)

Oh yeah and pretty much everything not just taxes went on my nerve in Denmark, **** weather, socialists, cold ocean and fish for desert....my balkan blood feels much better in the siesta and dolce vita sections of Europe:)
 

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Yes! TONS of BMW and Audi but also Mercedes. And there are the ubiquitous Fiat Panda beaters. We are in our friends 2000 Alfa 156. Impeccable coedition. Great car.
 
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