Re: Alfa 75 2.5 V6 automatic.(??)
Thanks everyone for the good advises, tips, etc. Well, like all off you told me, it's such a joy to drive! Very well maintained, all the history is there, and the seller is an avid fan of all the Italian build cars from the 80's. Drives an old Maserati Quattroporte himself. The 75 has a new exhaust, it's rockhard, no rust, no vibrations, uses no oil, but ofcourse, like all older Alfa's, some electrical gadgets work and then don't. But hey, there's always the pleasant surprise if things do work again, like my speedo. When I drove back from Sheffield, I was overtaken by a guy in 156, who kept driving next to me, giving 'thumbs-up' with a huge smile on his face. His wife/girlfriend, or secret affair wasn't enjoying the scene, according the faces she made to the 156-er....Poor girl, she'll never understand and maybe that's a good thing... I'm constantly enjoying even looking at the 'fast-looking, grunty, 'in-your-face'-attitude lines it has. An Alfa 75 looks fast and grunty, even when standing still. Everybody is so right, telling me the sound of a 2.5 sounds slightly better, than a 3.0. And yes, driving with open window, even in the bitter cold, it results in goose-bumps. Go push the throttle down to kick-down, my God, it's like an afterburner.... Fuel consumption is very reasonable when cruising at approx. 55mph, being a 32 mpg. I'm as happy as a little kid and life is good with that piece of art on wheels. Like the series of the BBC, "Ashes To Ashes", I'd like to say: "Fire up the Vee-Six!"