Looking for a second hand key for a 2003 147 or a good way to duplicate keys (Sydney)
Hi everyone! Hope you are doing really well.
I'm on my second Alfa 147 and whilst I'm enjoying most aspects of it, I find the keys terrible! They always fall apart and the bit which holds the ring falls out, meaning you'll lose your keys! I think it's a conspiracy to get people to order more keys from Alfa Romeo! Anyway ...
I'm in Sydney, NSW, Australia. I have one key and I'd like to get two more keys cut. I've got the pin code from the dealer still and I've taken to quite a few auto locksmiths who can't do it. I found one who has quoted me $500 for two keys (without remote access - they'd be non Alfa keys). The Alfa dealers here are quoting upwards of $800 for the two keys. I know that everything in Australia generally costs thrice of what things cost elsewhere in the world, but that's a bit ridiculous.
Does anyone know where one may be able to buy preprogrammed Alfa Romeo keys online or even second hand ones which I could give to an auto locksmith. Or if anyone has any idea of any other way which I could obtain some keys (they don't have to be genuine Alfa ones, in fact, I'd prefer if they weren't, seeing as the Alfa ones are flimsy), please let me know!
Thanks so much in advance for any advice and help,