Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Alfa Romeo is back, baby! That is, the Italian brand best known for having the most ardent fans disabled on the side of the road has made an auspicious return to the U.S. market. We can now buy new Alfas instead of having to consign our Latin lust to the used car market. Thing of it is, the used Alfas are usually molto cheaper than the new 4C and that’s just what we went looking for the past two weeks (yes, two weeks owing to a glitch in the Matrix) when we sought Alfas for less than five grand. We’ll see the pick of the litter in just a sec. First however, this week’s challenge!
Okay, so Volkswagen is screwed for selling diesels that weren’t as clean as the company promised. Their motive was to sell more cars since the dirty cars were cheaper than ones that actually met emissions standards. It’s not surprising that the company put profits ahead of integrity and the law, but it sure is disappointing. How can we get back at them for lying to us all those years? Well, not-buying VW diesels isn’t quite enough, and to be honest, it’ll be a while until they can sell them again in many markets. No, what we need to do is actually buy other diesels instead of VWs, because that’ll show them! That’s what we want to find this week – non-VW diesels – and since they need to be cheap so VW get’s the message that they’re losing business, let’s keep the prices under $10,000 – that’s about 8,930€ for you €-peans.
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Got that? Good, now let’s go Alfa Prime.
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