I first drove an Alfa in 1978, a Sprint Veloce - Alfetta GT that my Brother owned. I really loved the uniqueness of the car and the way it drove. At 17 I was not in a position to buy one and when the car was sold a year later my bro had to use it as a trade to get his crappy Peugeot ...... Probably didn't want his little brother enjoying his car that "needed so much work to keep running right". Anyway after my rusted out 73 Mustang went to the junkyard and I bought a 83 Escort EXP which even with a European XR3 suspension was the worst car I ever had anything to do with. Teaches you to do a head gasket in no time though! So in 88 I got my first Alfa; a lightly used 87 Milano Verde with just 11 K-miles on the clock. I enjoyed her until there were about 145K on the meter. Then I got a GTV6 and a 164L in 2015 and 2016. I fixed up the 164 and added 65K more great miles to it. I have only driven the GTV6 about 10K miles but what I really noticed was the similarity in handling characteristics to the Giulia. I noticed it as soon as I had a test drive, that perfect weight distribution and lack of body roll in corners. The Giulia maintains the classic Alfa handling in a beautiful modern design. I doubt I will change brands anytime soon!