Newly New Newbie
Trying to soak up as much Alfa info as possible prior to a purchase. I love machines, and the Alfa is a machine to love. Actually, like Ducati's, an Alfa works well just sitting in your living room...
I believe that the Australian Spider 1998+ is what's called the 916 on this forum.. but here it just seems to be "Spider" or "GTV".
I want solid advice please. Certainly I want a 2000+ Spider and condition is much more important than anything ( unless she has red leather upholstery in which case all bets are off ).. but which version? Firstly - this car will only have a manual gearbox... . I'm inclined to the V6 ( mainly because of the noise it makes but the power is also a draw ), but is a 4 cylinder a better or more balanced driving option with front wheel drive? If so, which four cylinder - the twin spark or the direct injection JTS?
I'm an aircraft mechanic so work on my own stuff. My memory of Alfa's is always the sound, so work will concentrate on that. In truth, a decent Alfa makes a V8 sound like a Honda postie bike. But realistically, is there any particular maintenance nightmare to avoid?
Many thanks in anticipation.