After approx. 6 months of driving my 147(and loving every minute off it
), here’s my rapport card:
Get the windscreen washers to work properly.
Paint the bumper protection strips.
Get a real chrome radiator grill in stead of a fake one.
Use white side indicators. Get rid of the orange ones.
Give us a “Sports Pack” option. Features should be : lowered suspension,discrete sideskirts,smoked side indicators and rear light units.
Install by default a nice stainless steel,ovale shaped exhaust pipe. If Mercedes can do this, so can Alfa wink
Make a deep, deep black colour. The Nero Black has a brownish finish in certain lights.
Get rid of the 1.6 105 BHP and the 115 BHP JTD. Leave them to Fiat. Instead, supply us with a 150 BHP 1.9 JTD with over 300 NM of torque and a 6-gear transfer. Boost the performance of the 1.6 120BHP.
Make Selespeed available on the JTD. If it can handle the torque of the 156 GTA, I shouldn’t have a problem with the torque on the diesel.
Improve the overall trim finish. Example ? look at the roof lining where it touches the windscreen.
If we order leather seats, then give us leather door trims as well please.
How about a nicer gear shift stick ? the JTD ones aren’t winning any prizes for their design.
Improve the BOSE system. Make the controls more logical. Why ? because I don’t want to go trough all the different radio frequencies before I can play a CD. And why can’t I start a CD from the steering wheel ? doesn’t make sense. And please, give it a memory function and let me skip trough a track.
Give the Connect system a bigger screen. 7” instead of 5” Make it pivotable ( like VW/Audi does) it improves visability.
Use DVD instead of Cdrom.
That’s about it for now
So off you go engineers , get to work !
Oh yeah, and please kick the GM designers out of the office !Don’t let them near a drawing table so they can design future Alfa’s. Look at what they’ve done with Opel/Vauxhall.
Maybe you should get Da Silva back, because he’s home sick. Proof ? Look at what he did to the Ibiza and the Cordoba.