Alfa 147 - a paragon of reliability?
Following on from Frasers similar thread of the GT a paragon of reliability, I thought I'd set up the same thread too.
It would be interesting to see just what other peoples history/expectations/experiences are of owning their 147.
I thought I'd start with mine and I have found it to be a paragon of reliability!
I have had my 147 since new (now 7 years old) and apart from a small hole between the slave and master cylinder hose which caused me to breakdown, it's been practically flawless.
As I type this it is on 93k miles and has to rattles/squeeks either and EVERYTHING works in the car too.
It has been washed once a week with water only and polished with Autoglym super resin polish twice a year (spring and autumn) and my paintwork looks everybit as good as a new Alfa red that I see when I'm parked up next to one at the dealership!
I'm on the original exhaust still, original discs all round, front pads changed at 92k and rear pads at 80k, I'm on the second clutch (1st one was buggered up by me at 30k!) and I'm on my 4th set of tyres (I get around 25k out of mine). Cambelt changed at 60k.
The only other thing thats been replaced are the rear trailing arms and upper wishbones and CV gaitors.
So, all in all, 93k miles for the above seems exceptionally good wear and tear to me! And they say Alfa's arent durable and reliable!!!
Last edited by alfa_147_jtd_16v; 19-05-10 at 17:38.