Returning a gtv
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Mid Glamorgan
Remind me again why we keep these old valueless cars on the road 😒
I've known about the nearside headlamp adjuster being broken since I bought the car. I've since bought 2 second units to replace but each has had the same problem. So last week I bought a brand new "old stock" lamp off eBay! Only £40.
Mechanic put it on today only to find that adjuster is also broken! Not only that it's a new lamp from a left hooker😡.
I'm gutted..... So today I spent an hour chasing a new Alfa unit. No surprises the main dealer in Cardiff told me they are not available and that's an end to it! Auto lusso were very helpful and can get me one for £166+vat. Veloces of London also very helpful but £150+vat.
I called ***** Yapps in Cardiff (who are local and I buy most my stuff from). Duncan was brilliant and got one for £145+vat. However when he ordered it the stockist told him it was US.....
The only solution now is to order from Italy! 😭
So that's the car off the road for another week at least while we wait for the lamp to arrive.........
Moral of the story. I guess look after your headlights because they will eventually write off your car!
Loving being back in alfa ownership!!