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roof box for a 147 ?

I know many of you will consider this sacriligeous but I need to get a roofbox for my 147 (new baby = lots of stuff ! ) Any idea what roof bars/ box combo works best ?

Would I be best getting the official alfa bars ? (anyone know how much?)

What roofbox suits the 147 best or to put it another way which is most descrete ?

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Re: roof box for a 147 ?

I have seen one 147 witht the original roof bars...and a very nice looking roof box.

So my advice is get the original alfa roof bars...and a box of your choice
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Re: roof box for a 147 ?

I've already saw one 2, original. Looks very good! (for a box and bars, of course)
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Re: roof box for a 147 ?

I'm going to buy the original roof bars, but I know you can get them from thule too. Price is not that much of a difference. I suggest you take them from Alfa, colour and logo are much nicer. The box you can always get from Thule.
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Re: roof box for a 147 ?

Sorry, let me get this straight.

You're going to spoil the looks of your 147 to transport a few nappies and a couple of romper suits?

And this box, you want a discrete one? Great, fat discrete lump of plastic on the roof? Yeah, I can see that. Not a soul will notice...

Do me a favour, buy a Sportwagon! Or get a bag to put your baby bits in...

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Re: roof box for a 147 ?

.... or maybe a towbar and trailer?

Sometimes though life just insists you get practical with what you've got
Hopefully picking up some Alfa roof bars over the next couple of days (bike). Does anyone know if they are lockable?
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Re: roof box for a 147 ?


Haven't tried the genuine Alfa bars, but a can confirm the quality of the Thule ones. I used to be an avid Windsurfer, and have tried many different brands of roof bar - Thule are far and away the best I've had.

Can't commetn on the boxes, but they seem like a good idea to me - it's not as if you'll be driving around with it on all the time, er, will you?


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Re: roof box for a 147 ?

thanks guys - point taken on the 'descrete' nature of roofboxes.....and hopefully this will only be for holidays etc Looks like the official alfa ones get the thumbs up - prices anyone ??Are these guys at Alfaowner able to source them or are they oily bits only ?

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