Alfa 147 2.0 Lusso Help
My partner owns a 2001 Alfa 147 2.0 lusso which she had for the past 4 years.
It's now become our second car and has had a fair amount of work on it in the time she has had it.
Recently the head gasket failed and required £1200 of our hard earned spent to fix it despite some deliberation as it whether it was worth it or just strip it and sell it!
Keen to keep the car going as she is so attached to it I have identified the following issues which I'm hoping fellow owners can help with:
* gearbox feels a bit sloppy with 5th gear sometime needing encouragement to engage alog with excessive play in the movement of the stick.
* aircon has never worked and the car struggles to heat up in the winter meaning extra layers required...brrrrr
* often will get a rear fog light failure amongst others displayed on dash with constant beeping even though they work.
* suspension feels crashy and noisy over bumps
Has any one got any advice on the above...car has done 92,000 miles and drinks petrol like no other car I have known and I've had bigger more powerful cars myself!
Car also needs new brake discs and pads on the front..any recommendations other then OEM Alfa parts?
Car is looked after by an Alfa specialist but I'm sceptical as to why the above has never been fixed by them!