So after 7 months and 16,000 miles, I just thought i'd let you guys know how my beautiful 2007 159 1.9 JTDM 16v Lusso is going on. It had 89,000 on the clock with full AR history when I got her. In Aurora blue with cream Alfatex. It was love at first sight.
And i'm not happy
Only three weeks after buying my Italian mistress (
) I had to spend £2.50 on a new set of copper washes to cure a leaky injector (one was leaking, so I cleaned up the seats and fitted new seals to all four injectors).
And that's all! In 16,000 miles.
Okay, it's going to need rear brakes and rear tyres soon, and i've given it a service, but that's just normal.
The amount of people that warned me about buying an Alfa was unbelieveable. I do a commute of 120 miles a day, so I HAD to get a BMW, Audi etc they said.
But I took the plunge and I'm so glad I did.
I'm so glad I don't blend in with all the other dozens of supposedly 'superior' marques I see every day.
On the first day in work in the Alfa, one of the lads collared me and said 'Oi, you b*****d! You've got my dream car!'
I feel like I drive something special and I love it.