Just been to pick up my 156 v6 from the mechanic's house, who fitted my new clutch (£475 ALL IN!!!), and I took a friend who is a die-hard (which isn't that bad actually) Fiat Coupe "20V Turbo" fan!
I drove us there in my missus' 147, and said he could drive my 156 back because the gear change gets a bit sticky in the 147 (common problem), and as I was used to it, there was no point in making him suffer too! Instead, he must have thought he was in heaven!
I followed him, and must say how nice my 156 looks from the rear (although i need to replace the spoiler's brake light?!). But even better was when we pulled up to my house, we got out of the cars, and I was about to ask him how the clutch was, he stood and smiled at me! "Martin," he said, "I think I am gonna get a 156 V6!" And with his smile, he needed to say no more!!!
The smoothness of the power delivery, and how comfortable it was in 6th at 30ish mph, the ride factor, his surroundings whilst sat there...he just seemed to love it!
I think he is converted?!
Just glad to have my little baby, the latest member of my family if you like, back home with me. Got no tax yet as it ran out and I thought if it is a massive problem, that there would be no point in taxing it until I had it back. But so what?! It is sunny right now, so I am going for a drive in the country side! Bye...