Alfa Romeo 147
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Good money after bad, or worth the investment?
So again I grace you all with a new problem and a question. While I was always ready for lots of things to go wrong and need repairing (and upgrading) as they died I am disappointed how many things are happening all at once and wondering if its something to just accept or to cut loses and try and find another newer alfa?
Mine is an 05 147 1.9jtd facelift fully serviced and had been treated with allot of care and attention with loads of full services, one owner which had it as a company car and purchased it after, every MOT has passed with no advisories ever (impressive I think)
Since I got her though I have had two somewhat consumable items go;
• Turbo Hoses - £130
• Wheel Bearing - £144
Now however since getting the bearing done the car seems to have developed a clutch or gearbox issue of some kind, it shudders very violently when changing low gears, generally at the 1000-1500 rev range, not so bad after its warmed up or changing gear higher in the rev range.
I also feel a slight vibration like the brake pads are sticking or something but performance and tracking seem ok at least as far as I can tell. First any ideas? Dual Mass flywheel? Clutch? Gearbox? Something else?
The other question is is it worth just fixing issues as they come, as if gearbox goes while expensive the car shouldn't ever need one again etc etc the reason being that the car is at 137k miles (mostly motorway as company car) maybe spending money on it is good money after bad?