147 first impressions
Hi all. Newbie here, both to the forum and to Alfa (147 Selespeed).
Interesting reading trawling around the postings. Unsurprisingly no matter what make of car you have the biggest rants are reserved for the service dealers. Just check the Audi TT forum!
At up to £85 per hour i'd want the technician on their knees, not trying to pretend that the problem they cant solve is imaginary.
Anyway, to nail my colours to the mast I have had the car for 4 months now, I loved the look of it the interior was fabulous, Bose was great and the red leather seats just did it....Its well built, but why mild steel bolts under the bonnet which art already rusting?!!. The electrics (for an Italian car) are amazing. Just pray they never go wrong.
Now for the Selespeed, yes I have given it time, and time again and I dont love it. Its ok from 2nd up but 1st to 2nd is really irritating and reverse is really the pits. Trying to park on a steeply cambered road in a tight spot using reverse with minimalist bumpers can bring you out in a sweat, especially first thing when the gearbox is cold.
As for city mode, ha, haaaaargh
Its still early days and its still the best looking car apart from the TT although I wish the silencer box didnt expose itself quite so much.