It is easy for enthusiasts to love Alfas - these beautiful, charming Italians who wear their eccentricities like items of delicate, tasteful jewellery. But ultimately there's nothing to love about matchbox-sized cabins, washboard ride, jellyfish handling or the unforgiving view from the hard shoulder. Do it for love only.
$35,990 - $41,990
Somehow managing to cling on to its good looks despite advancing years and too few face-lifts. But Alfa cannot live by charm alone. Oh, hang on, yes it can.
$48,990 - $82,990
A lurch towards German-spec reality but still a car with enough Italian pizzazz to arrive at the party like a witty, attractive latecomer and burst Audi's bubble.
$18,955 - $31,160
An car so unerringly well styled you would buy it for its looks alone. Just as well, as it's less well equipped to carry loads than an asthmatic ant with a bad back.
$64,990 - $90,990
Reassuringly typical, in that it looks simply divine yet is absurdly poorly packaged and disappointing to drive. It's exasperating that Alfa can't seem to nail this stuff.
$52,990 - $69,990
Yet another flawed looker, the GT is a booted TT rival with enough personality issues to justify a weekend-long psychiatry conference. Don't sit in the back.
$31,490 - $37,490
A decently sorted Alfa that makes you feel good. It's far better kitted out for the money than a Mini - all you have to do is decide whether or not you like the way it looks. We do.
$69,990 - $95,990
At least, with no roof, someone over 5ft 10in can sit in the back. But you won't worry about them - you'll be too busy trying to persuade it to go round a corner.