1978 Alfa Romeo ALFA SIX

The Alfa Romeo ALFA SIX was introduced by its Italian manufacturer in 1978. It was designed on purpose to look bland and avoid attention, however the essence of that blandness seemed to seep into everything about that car, to the point were its featureless and boring exterior became somewhat attractive. The only positive thing about it, by all accounts, was the opulence and luxury of the car interior, which was very comfortable and equipped with power-everything. Unfortunately, beauty was only skin-deep in this case, and everything mechanical about this car was sloppy, loose and average.

1978 Alfa Romeo ALFA SIX
1978 Alfa Romeo ALFA SIX

The ALFA SIX was powered by 2.5-liter V6 engine that produced 158 horsepower, and propelled the vehicle to a top speed of 121 mpg, accelerated to 60 in 11.4 seconds. While these are not terrible numbers, the engine also propelled the car to the gas station altogether too often: its fuel consumption was just ridiculous.

The Alfa Six also suffered from understeer, and proved to be an absolute bore to drive, safe but completely uninspired. It was also not that comfortable, despite the rich interior, ans simply could not match up to its rivals. It was finally put out of its misery in 1985, after years of barely existent and declining sales.

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