Originally posted by Chappy:[QB]Kevin,
Great site. Love the videos. I didn't really get a chance to push the car when I test drove it but you've let me hear what it will sound like when I get to push my own. Love that video of you in traffic. Shows the brakes are quite good too [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img][/QB]
thanks for that, however I must admit that most of the videos are of Stef's car. He has kindly given me permission to use them. I have another to go up of a supersprint at a local racing circuit, but there are no 147s in that, just 105s, Alfettas and a 33 sprint showing that Alfas really do handle well. It was taken last year and was a round of the Alfa Romeo Owner's Club of Australia driver's championship and was run with the HSV club and WRX club.
I am still amazed at the audacity of the dealer. Mind you, I don't think I would be happy paying a 45% deposit on $A50,000 car that is not even in the country. If I had, I would expect the dealer to treat me like royalty, and keep me in touch very inch of the way. $A20,000 is nice sum to invest while you're waiting for months and months.
If I were Alfa Romeo, I would be thinking how we could better inform waiting customers about their cars, not how to silence criticism with clumsy threats.
I realise it must be difficult in Perth with just one dealer and being so far away from the other population centres. At least if I was really unhappy with the local dealer, I could have taken the trip to Sydney. Joey probably has made the right decision to see the deal through, his relationship with the dealer might have been a little strained if he turned up wanting help with a car he bought elsewhere after cancelling his order with that dealer. Still the car will be worth it.