Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Re: 147 Warped Rotors
I've a number of friends with various post '99 Alfa's and have owned a 156 2.0 TS and presently own a 2003 147 GTA.
Now the GTA's brakes have proven to be a nightmare - in fact after fighting like crazy with the ONLY dealer here in Adelaide and having a go at an Ateco (the importer) rep at the Sydney International Motor Show in October, we finally had our rotors replaced but only with the original spec discs (until I found this forum about a week ago was unaware there had been a spec upgrade!!)
A friend with an 18 mth old 147 2.0 Selespeed has continuing warping disc issues too, but another with a 2 year old 147 has had no problems! And I never had a problem with my 2 litre 156's discs...
Just thought I'd share - problems like this wouldn't be so bad if the dealer/importer had an attitude more in keeping with the supposed station of these beautiful cars, rather than treating us (the owners) and our cars like irrelevant, annoying, pieces of dirt who are out to lie and cheat to get what we can out of them (as opposed to car lovers who just want our Alfa's to do what they're intended to do without any hassles when something needs rectifying)....
Phew, glad I got that off my chest!!