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.
£19,765 - £27,700
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.
£20,895 - £28,830
An estate 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.
£16,719 - £24,089
Everyone should own an Alfa at some point in their lives. This one’s a good place to start
The handling is responsive and it rides well. So why does the Cloverleaf feel like it’s missing something?
£11,534 - £17,649
A mini-Alfa should be good, right? The MiTo has a decent engine, but good value it is not