Well it's been 5 weeks and 5000 kms in my 08 MY 159 1.9 Jtd and I absolutely love it. It tops my previously top loved car from my past, a 2.0 V6 Rover 75, that was a classy old bus
can't beat the value of turning to look at it every time ya park it.
I'm just wondering am I doing everything right, because I'll be honest I'm giving myself the jitters big time
I have some sort of rattle that sounds like its coming from the drivers door ( must be the noted B pillar problem?) and the windscreen sounds like a bowl of rice krispies in the morning as it goes from cold to warm
these are things I can put up with..
1) I'm just worried about 2 things, when doing parking maneuvres the steering can make a knocking noise when I turn it? I've seen from searching the forum that the steering column is a common problem but was it addressed by the time my car was built?
2) When I clutch in and change from second and engage third, I can hear a clunk from what sounds like under the passenger footwell. it doesn't do it going from fourth to fifth? The rev counter does not rev when I engage the clutch or change gear.
Obviously it's my first alfa but i did own a rover and it was up on the trailer a few times with clutch master cylinder problems... Am I just giving myself the jitters or is there something I should have checked? Fuel consumption is amazing, and no performance problems. I'd get 950kms from a full tank and I do 200km motorway roundtrip to work a day... Every time the car makes a funny sound I'm praying
and sorry to be a pain but was it a 3 year warranty on a car 1st registered in April 08??