Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Baptism by Fire - My 1st Alfa
on Thursday evening past I took ownership of my first Alfa, previous vehicle was an Audi A3 1.8T. The Alfa in question is a 2004 147 2.0 T-Spark 3dr with 60000km on the clock, been beautified with an Alfissimo kit and a set of 18" Antera mags.
I had barely driven 50km with my new baby when, on turning up an off ramp, the car suddenly lost power and would not start. Needless to say full panic broke out as me and my buddy were standing in quite a dangerous position and to top it all the rain had just started.
Luckily I had taken out insurance that same day to cover and the car was hoisted onto a flat bed pickup.
Spent whole weekend feeling for myself and trying to keep composed. Just heard this fine Monday morning that the cam belt said farewell, waiting on damage report.
So that's my sad story and introduction to Alfa Romeo cars, I did however enjoy those couple of km's I did in my new vehicle..
I hope the damage is minimal and I can get my car back soon, it's killing me knowing I own such a sexy car but can only show mates photos and owner's manual