Trying to keep a
white car white!
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
i get that crap too. I had a red 159 for 3 months that the EML wouldn't stay out on, so i got rid of it for my current 159. anytime my boss hears me utter the word "car" i get "alfa broken down again?", and when I mentioned i'd joined some owners clubs, the first reply i got from him was "is that for when it breaks down".
then at the other end of the spectrum the guys in the engineering department have been stopping me to ask "is that yours? is that the 5 cylinder one? what BHP is that thing? thats class".
proper petrol heads appreciate them. these folk who think they're petrol heads coz they can name 5 different car manufacturers and quote cliché alfa reliability guff i reckon are just jealous that they aint got the stones to buy one. they love how they look but are too scared of the reliability hype and so take cheap shots at mine to make themselves feel better. not my fault how butch and sexy a 159 looks compared to their own, more expensive, bland boring daily drivers.
back on topic - going to get mine fitted soon with some fresh side lights, do it all at once. big thanks to the OP and to those who posted the links. very much appreciated.