The 1-cabriolet is a nice car, though. Happy driving! I think the first 1er hatch was also constrained by it needing to be smaller than the 3-series. As the 3-series is at the small end of its segment, then so must the 1-series be at the small end of its, in order to preserve separation between models. I could not drive the first 1-series, as I couldn't find a comfortable and safe seating position. The second series was better, and yes the drive is fun, but it also shared the overly-firm ride of the 147 I was looking to replace, so I decided to stay with Alfa Romeo and get a Giulietta From everything I've seen, Giulietta is being refreshed in 2018, not replaced. A new car in 2018 would certainly help Alfa fill a gap left by postponing its other CUVs and the larger sedan, but Giulietta isn't going to be that car. I actually feel that Giulietta's replacement will be the Alfa C-CUV that will hopefully arrive in 2021.