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Thinking about buying a 2007 2.4 JTDM Spider...

Moving back to the UK after a number of years in Jan and I need to get myself a car. A few years ago I had a 159 for a period and loved it (despite the gearbox crumbling to Ash and the Belgian Dealership actually losing the car for two weeks). Anyway, I have my eye on a lovely 2007 Spider and had some questions that I'm hoping you kind folk can help me out with...

- What's it like to live with? I believe that it's one of the more reliable models that Alfa make. I expect to be doing a lot of motorway miles but it only has 20k on the clock. I had an S2000 for a couple of years and need to be persuaded not to go back to one of those! Although Group 20 Insurance with no NCB would be a killer

- I expect this question has been asked a million times on here but no idea where to start looking tbh. The stereo system is very dated and I want to be able to play direct from a USB Stick or failing that, an iPod. I know there's systems such as Dension that allow you to do this but is there a way to actually change the stereo unit itself to something more modern? I think the car I'm looking at has the standard fit system which I think is the Blaupunkt 959? Assuming it's not possible, are there better alternative conversion systems to the Dension?

TIA Alfa People.
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You are probably better off asking in the I.C.E forum for specific questions on the sound system, but if the car has blue & me, then a simple adaptor like this will do:

My Brera came without B&M so I just installed a Pioneer head unit with a Parrot unit built in for the phone, it also has a USB port on the front.

20K on a Spider? Buy and enjoy! You may get problems with the hood, but there are plenty of fixes on the forum, usual problem is with the flap motors. Key thing is, dont leave the hood up only taking it down once a year, exercise it!

Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".

Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.
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