I have had my 53 reg 156 2.0L JTS Sele for about a month now. Really enjoying it. I have had it serviced and I have FSH and around 47k on the clock, so just after a few tips to keep it in tip top condition. A couple of questions below, but please feel free to give any other advice. I am not mechanically minded, but always wanted an Alfa and just hope she doesn't cost me too much to keep running!
When at lights, I put the car in Neutral. Assume this is best practise to try reduce clutch wear and tear?
I always turn engine off in 1st as advised by previous owner. Is this correct?
I only travel around 2 miles to work and back most days. I will not use everyday, but as it gets colder and wetter I will take the car!
If I use in Auto/City mode, does this add more wear and tear than Manual? I do prefer in Semi auto, but just wondered for the city/traffic driving?
I have noticed on cold mornings, she is a bit stutterly when I drive off. Is this normal for a cold 7 year old car? Usually gone within a few seconds. (appologies for the silly q, but I have had 2 boring Fiesat Zetecs from new for last 7 years, so oldest was less than 4 when I sold it!)