howdy fellow alfa fans, been a little time since i was last on here, my first posts back in the day were "alfa 156 v6 wanted" "which 156 wheels" etc
i subsequently last year bought a beloved 156 v6, drove it for a few months and completely fell head over heels with it, unfortunately due to life circumstances she had to go " http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfas...-for-sale.html
since then ive driven a 206 gti (rattly piece of sh**) and then drove myself to the point of insanity with a 306 1.4, after several months driving my scruffy addidas trainers, binning off the missus who made me sell my alfa, finding a new missus, new house and new job, ive started daydreaming and looking forward to early 2009 and decided I must get myself back on the road.
I had a browse on ebay, looking at various manufacturers and models, and taking on many considerations.
My new other half is a mere 20 years old and wanted us to share a car, but after doing insurance quotes the only thing we would be sharing is a 1.1 corsa, so the sharings out of the window.
I dont have a huge budget, nor am i credit worthy due to my self inflicted discrepancies, but having alfa weaved into my dna I am infinately drawn to obtaining a new bella come feb/march
I had a look at some 146 2.0's around the £500 mark, but there just not cutting the mustard for me,
its gotta be a gtv, beatuiful alfa design, nice bit of grunt, and will be sooo sweet cruising in the sun in 2009.
Now my 226 bhp 156 v6 was a beast, but it was also a beast at the petrol pump, and her returning me 15mpg under duress and 21 when crawling was beyond acceptable for my income, so although the v6 gtv would be superb, it doesnt match my budget for running costs so thats a nono. so Im kinda toying with the idea of the gtv 2.0, gotta be red o silver with those beautiful stereotypical rims, and in the sub £1200 category.
But what id like from you guys is the list of do's and donts, the what to look out for's, and any advice whatsoever you feel will help me in obtaining a reasnable gtv considering my budget.
Any of your own love/hate stories, performance tips etc
write me please...