Alfa Romeo 159
Alfa Romeo 159
Alfistas have been pining for a return of their beloved brand to the U.S. ever since it left in 1995. They will get their wish in 2013, but until then, they can only admire cars like the 159, a compact executive car, from afar. They shouldn't become too attached: The 159 is due be replaced by a new model, the Giulia. Meanwhile, the truly dedicated Alfa lover will have to be content with watching Benjamin Braddock zip around in his trusty Duetto in The Graduate.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 01 2011: 10:21 AM ET
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