Re: Big Day Tomorrow
Now have the car, and have had a cracking 200 mile first day with her, the only complaints/ observations I would have are as follows:
Road noise, which I know I should blame on the 17" wheels.
Engine doesn't 'sound' like an Alfa, which also only stands to reason given it's an oil burner. There are quieter diesels on the market but the motor feels responsive and quite free revving. There has been an attempt to give it a throaty 'growl'.
Can't comment on performance yet as I am giving her a gentle start to life.
There are all sorts of nice little touches in the cabin giving it quite an upmarket feel.
I am trying to decide whether the chrome strip on the tailgate is coming off. I am pleased that it is held on by bolts hence can be taken off and sprayed/replaced.
I note with interest that the 147's manual doesn't refer to a running in period (a Megane diesel I had specified gentle running for 900 miles). Any comments/ recommendations about this?
I would now recommend Allbrandsnew as a supplier if anyone is considering an import because, other than the delay in supplying the car, they have been great.
Had Sud and Alfa 164 2.0 in the past. Back to Alfa with the 147 after 6 years away!