Summer's here - roof
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Advice on buying a 1.6 147
My fiancee is looking to learn to drive and as I cant afford two cars (one for me and one for her to practice in / start driving when she passes) the 166 has to go soon. I am looking at smaller motors but am hoping to stay true to Alfa and therefore looking for advice on 147s. The 1.6 looks good for insurance etc anything else starts getting quite pricey to have both of us insured on. I was hoping to get some advice from those in the know with this car aka you forum guys.
I am interested in a few I have seen with around 40k - 50k on the clock. Ideally I would like a 3 door and am looking to spend in the region of 3.5 - 4.5k.
My main concerns are :-
Cambelt + all pulleys, aux belts, tensioners etc
Any other common / known of faults with these cars.
These motors look especially good in black with the tan leather (IMHO). Just don't want to end up with a great looking motor which'll cost me more than my big 166 does at present!
Cheers in advance guys,