Oooohhhh me back!
Join Date: Dec 2010
No, not a silly question but the truth is:
For obvious reasons Alfa's a quite rare over here and so there isnt such a support network for them.
There is some, but not much, and what little there is can sometimes be very expensive......but not always.
For example, I recently had to order a new mechanism for my drivers door (the bit that holds the door open on various notches) the bloke down the road wanted $95!! I dont know what the equivalent to pounds that is but i ended up getting it sent from a breakers in Liverpool UK for $65!
On the other hand I got an oil filter for $14 dollars over here which, even though there may be cheaper ones in the uk, once you add the postage it isnt so cheap.
Thanks for the link but the last place I go to is the dealer..........it's a "when all else fails" option for me. I've never trusted them. However, I've just sent the dealer an email asking for a timing belt, water pump and coolant change - up to now the cheapest quote i've had is for $1100 - I doubt the dealer is going to come in ANYWHERE near that. I'll keep you posted on what proposperous amount they want.