I know this isn't the introductions page but I thought I'd wait and do that until I've actually got my car - another 10 days to go.
I've paid a deposit on a 99T 166 3.0 V6 Sportronic Lusso with 62,000 miles which I collect on 1 July. That will also be the first day I see the car other than a couple of pictures I've been sent. Unfortunately, due to work pressures and distance between me and the car I can't get to see it sooner. However, the used car dealer selling it assures me (why wouldn't he) that it's all great, all electrics work, cambelt etc changed 12 months/10,000 miles ago and a "very full Alfa dealer service history".
Now, my lack of seeing the car might seem rather rash but my past three purchases have all been the same: 98S Galaxy V6 Ghia X; 94L Jaguar XJ6 3.2 Gold (for sale now if anyone's interested); most recently my much missed and complete opposite to the 166 - a 99T Citroen XM V6 Exclusive. All have proved to be great buys, great fun, loaded with toys, yet whenever you read through the forums such as this, maybe through human nature, most of the comments seem rather nagative/scary. The XM forum in particular was a sadist's paradise!!
Anyway, having read through all of this lot for the past few hours(!!) much to my wife's annoyance, it seems the biggest issues to worry about are whether the (presumably G2) sat nav works fine, whether the built in phone works and whether it has a CD changer in the boot (it better do!!).
I'm told everything electrical functions as it should and that the air con blows ice cold.
Anyways, I'm wanting to give the car phone a new number rather than sharing the one from my mobile - can I use any sim card or do only certain ones work?
Oh yeah, a bit random - what colour do the white instruments and other switchgear glow at night with the lights on?
I look forward to being a regular here - hopefully I won't quickly become a 'negative' poster though!!