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Many thanks to all that replied on my "which do I want" thread. As you know I bought a V6. The seller was exemplary - a real enthusiast and 100% honest (typical Alfa owner?). It has 77,000 miles, a full specialist service history and recently done timing belt + tensioners etc, new radiator, new oil cooler 4 new tyres. Everything works and it looks immaculate. I noted that the clutch had not yet been changed, but no evidence of it failing and that the back box probably only had a year left but the price was more than fair to start with and I couldn't really find any fault. The seller pointed out a couple of advisory items from the last service, that included a slight play in one of the springpans and offered to have them done before the sale. I assumed he would chnge the offending bush and offered the full asking price. When I came to pick it up I found two BRAND NEW spring pans + two new dog legs, the brakes skimmed and several smaller jobs attended to (with an embarrassingly big new invoice to add to the history). If Carlsberg sold cars.....

Now the karma bit. Having had the best buying experience of my life, when I went to pick it up one of the bonnet hinge pins snapped on the sellers drive! (He immediately offered to pay for it to be fixed, but I couldn't let him). Once I get the bonnet open, I am going to investigate why it apparently runs so cool (duff sender/guage/thermostat?). Oh, and the airbag light just came on. I know these can be set off by adjusting the seat (and my passenger did) but it came on just as I had turned the climate fan up - are there any common connections?

Overall, I just love this car.
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welcome to the alfa club...
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Welcome (back) to Alfa ownership.

Sounds like you had a very pleasant buying experience, which is good to hear.

I am also in west Norfolk (for work). Is that your Gtv in your avatar? You must post some photo's
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Yes its mine - the only photo I have got at the moment. I'll post some later when I take some. Any one aware of any common connection between airbag light and climate fan?

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