Back in the V6 club
- 156 GTA.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Welcome to the V6 party! I've had half a dozen of these...and my very very first Alfa was a '99 V plate in Rosso - the best colour! And I never regretted it ever regardless of frequent pit stops.
What I do regret is not "kicking in the teeth" the white van man who wrote off my first V6, and the same applies to the next one who wrote off my last one - again in a van!!!
I really really really really really miss my V6. Did I tell you I really miss my V6????
Now I've gone economical and got a 156 SW JTDm 20v. It's nippy, and very economical, but it doesn't give you anywhere near the same sense of pleasure of hearing the "V6" growl! I still get excited about going out in the car just because it's an Alfa - something only us Alfa enthusiasts know! But my smile, being as big as it is when driving (I love driving!), isn't as big as it was each and every time I got in to the V6 and was greeted by the hello growl of that beast!!!!
Only thing that kind of consoles me is the fact that I am getting almost twice as many miles to the gallon when driving sensibly! But who buys an Alfa, or even a V6 Alfa to be sensible?????
Want noise? Try an induction kit and smaller back box! Just watch the fuel consumption though! Then again, are you really bothered??? From time to time, I get into my missus' 147 2.0 TS and the miles per gallon aren't much better in that than they were in the V6!
Happy days though...and you'll soon find the 147 is your weekend car - at the best!