Alfa Romeo has a rich history of building beautiful cars that handled with aplomb, if you could get them started. A lingering reputation for poor reliability has thankfully been resigned to the scrapheap – modern Alfa Romeos are as reliable as cars from any other major manufacturer.
The MiTo and Giulietta do their best to add a little Italian charm to the supermini and family hatchback classes thanks to smart styling and unmistakable interior designs. Both are available as sporty ‘QV’ models in true Alfa Romeo tradition.
The most highly praised of the current Alfa Romeo range is the 4C sports car. Few drivers will find this two-seater coupe suitable for the school run or daily commute but its brilliant carbon-fibre chassis and highly-tuned suspension provide a driving experience that’s hard to fault.