Welcome to the Hooniverse Couldawouldashoulda Weekend Edition; I’m your host, UDMan. This should be a fun weekend of postings in which I pose to you, our faithful Hooniverse readers and fans, a simple premise. Like this posting for example; Let’s say that you have just enough money to purchase a brand new car, one that will get you from point “A” to point “B”, maybe to your job, or to attend class, or maybe on a date. You have (or can finance) around $14,300, and that will buy you a Chevrolet Aveo 5 1LT with a Premium 6 speaker audio system, Air Conditioning, Floor Mats, and not much else. Driving excitement is not in the cards, nor is arresting looks apparently. Well, for the same $14,300, you could be tooling around in a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio with only 9,859 miles on the odometer. Which would you choose?
Let’s start out with the Aveo….. on second thought, let’s not. The Aveo is a nice, small, unobtrusive appliance, which is neither particularly roomy, nor a champion at the fuel pump. It has a warranty, and it will get you where you need to go. Unfortunately, you would rather be dead that get caught driving it.
On the other hand, here is an actual red hot Italian Car that could almost be new. Who needs Air Conditioning when the top goes down. Listen to that Alfa 2 Liter Engine as you run through the five speed transmission, while being hugged by the form fitting gray Italian Leather seats. According to the listing:
The car is in absolute perfect mint condition inside and out and will surpass expectations of even the most discerning enthusiast. This car starts every time and runs smoothly throughout the powerband thanks to the bulletproof Bosch electronic injection system. The transmission shifts with ease without any grinding and the clutch pedal is firm and responsive. The suspension and steering are tight and firm with no squeaking, shaking, or rattling of any kind. All of the interior components work including the power windows, radio, air conditioning, gauges and lighting. The exterior shows very little wear, all trim pieces are intact and have no oxidization. The canvas top still retracts and removes as it should, and is really the only thing on the car that shows any sign of wear. All finishes are like new without any fading on the dash, seats, buttons, steering wheel, or shift knob. Fantastic grey leather seats with red stitching are still supple and comfortable, the carpet looks brand new without stains of any kind. Four brand new ‘Pirelli P6 195/60R-15 four season plus’ tires provide a forgiving ride on uneven roadways and offer assuring stability on wet or dry pavement. Also included in the sale is the original black removable hard top in immaculate condition. This car has not been toyed with and has had mature drivers only.
So, what will it be? The Chevy Aveo that is determined to bore you to death, or the hot Alfa Spider with two tops, and enough Brio to get your heart racing every time you set into her, even if you are just going to your office? See the Alfa Listing here.
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