considering an Alfa
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Test drove two Alfa this evening.....
.... A 2010 2.0ti and a 2009 2.4ti, and am looking for a bit of help from someone that knows alfas as they are completely new to me.
Do they have different gearboxes? The 2.4 felt nicer. The shift felt a bit tighter. The 2.0 felt a it wobbly, like there was play in the stick. Could be just the way the shifter is installed I guess? Is this normal anyone else noticed this?
The 2.4 however felt a bit lumpy. When driving slowly you could feel it spluttering a little bit every now and again. And when at stand still ticking over, the revs jumped about slightly. I also noticed it warmed up pretty quick but did then sit at the 90mark on the gauge. Any ideas what this issue maybe and if the quick warm up is normal? The dealer said this would be looked at and would definitely sorted if I was to buy it.... And not to worry as you get a 12 month warranty with sales from approved dealers.
I think I noticed with both cars were vibrations some roads.... I would have been really worried if I had only driven one but as it happened on both in the same area (I think) I'm putting it down to the massive 19s and low profile tyres letting you know ow every detail about the surface of the road. Sound feasible?
Thanks very much all :-)