Hello all,I have been directed to this newbie page so I would like to say hello to everyone who might be looking.
After many years non Alfa ownership I have suffered a relapse. No-one can resist forever!
Last weekend I was asked by a friend of my wife to accompany her to the Alfa garage to look over a 2004 156 she wanted to buy. Fatal. She bought it and I fell in love (not with her).
I went home but couldn't settle, fidgeting, sweating.......... Couldn't get that car out of my head. It had been parked next to the one my wife's friend bought, just sitting there it was - all spotless, red and sportwagonny.
But it's a diesel, that's not an Alfa, it's for ploughing and cutting grass I kept telling myself. I even tried a counselling session with my wife - "Don't be such a luddite - diesels are the future, much cheaper to run (yeah right), greener (mmmm?) blah blah...." she told me, strangely showing an uncharacteristic interest in the whole subject of transportation. "We won't know until WE have a test drive will WE?"
To cut what is becoming a long story short I'm now going to be able to plough the fields just as quickly as most 2 litre petrol tractor drivers I've met, and turn the corner at the end of the furrow quicker than a lot of them.
Oh God what have I done! The return to Alfa madness.