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So, how is it? Alfa Romeo has made a brilliant car. After years of modestly capable (Giulietta) or actively underwhelming (4C) cars, Alfa has finally built a belter. It’s actually a relief to be able to write that, to find that this time there doesn’t need to be any ifs or buts or qualifications or caveats – the Giulia is great. Full stop. End of. What was the last Alfa you could say that about? I had a think, and I honestly can’t remember. The last Alfa that impressed me enough to think I’d actually like to own one was the 156 GTA 15 years ago and even that came with caveats. It was way less powerful than German rivals, front-drive only, had a curious seating position and suspect build quality. It was unusually supple, though - which, as you’ll see, will strike a chord later on. So how come Alfa has got the Giulia so right when the 4C was so wrong?