I picked up my first alfa today, woohoo
A 156 Sportwagon veloce 2.0 JTS and i have a couple of simple questions regarding it if you would be so kind as to part with your hard earned knowledge!
There is a knocking on the front suspension which i was told was antiroll bar bushes, but i suspect ARB droplinks? would that be a guess in the right direction - common failing????
That aside it handles 200% better than my old pug 406 estate!
I am looking for info on the following
Where is best to buy non genuine alfa parts from (online preferably) a similar place to GSF (german Swedish French where i used for my pug bits)
Also i am looking for a local independant specialist (shropshire) to service the car, does anyone have any reccommendations please?
I must admit to being a little dissapointed with the get up and go of the car, im used to a 2.1 td 406 estate 110bph and maybe its my diesel driving habits whereby i expect low down power but the alfa just seems to be a bit slow below 5k rpm, is that normal?
It just felt a little strangled and didnt feel keen to rev up under load too freely, maybe i am being a bit of a nancy boy with it and it just needs it's neck wringing a bit!
Many thanks and i'm sure i will be back here shortly