Got my Alfa Smile back!
So I’ve taken delivery of “Alfredo”, my new 159 2.4 JTDm and I have to say I’m pretty pleased so far. A quick blast down to the Cotswolds on Sunday brought that Alfa grin back after 4 ½ years. Pity the Fosse Way has sprung so many damned speed cameras. I hope I spotted them all. 3 points on day two would be a little cruel. It took 3 months to get my first points in my 156!
Anyway, I found plenty of woof, amazing grip, firm, but not too painful ride and decent economy in the high 30’s (better than low 20’s in my Merc V6).
Starts first time every time too, but I am slightly worried by a message I get saying “Change engine oil” which appears on the dashboard display for the first minute or so of running. I’m worried because it was supposed to have been serviced before I picked it up. My concern is that, much against my better judgement, I went to s regular used car salesman instead of a proper dealer and that maybe the “service” it was meant to have had was little more than someone resetting the service interval indicator. Has anyone else had this message?
Where there's no speed camera, there's no speed limit!