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Hallo everybody!

Here I am. Terrified. I just tracked down a new Spider LE after lots of phone calls arounddealerships in the whole UK, in black, and will collect it next Saturday 13 July (naturally it will rain - I'm prepared to bet on it!).

I'm Italian (live in London) and never owned an Alfa (can you imagine?). After years of BMW's, AUDI's, Golfs and even old 911's, I decided it was time for something perhaps less perfect but miles more beautiful and characterful.

Having just read a long thread on the merits of auto wipers and auto lights sensors (seriously, guys, isn't it about the pleasure of cruising???), and the long list of defects you seem to have encountered, I have the gitters and almost think of losing the 500 deposit and change my mind!

Will you please put me right? Are Alfas really still so far from being teutonics marvels of engineering? A Spider to me is still an expensive investment, will I be able to enjoy it in between pit stops to rectify faults???

I'm excited and at the same nervous...

Hope to hear from you, and who knows even make some petrol head friends here...

Regards to you all,

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Hi and welcome Marco Congrats on your Spider
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Hello....sounds like you've got the bug
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hi Marco!

the only alfa i know is the one i own. well, i own it for more than 2 years, and never gave me any serious problem. and it's a 146 ts
the only bad point that i seriouly find in it is that the front seats could go more backward for me to strech a bit more my legs.

just be gentle with it. they need a lot of care and love

and... wellcome!
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ciao Marco...piacere!
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ma dai... sei italiana?
Er, I read on the rules we must translate in english too... only fair!
I like the avatar! Cute cat. So how's your spider? I'm so excited about collecting mine! And this forum.. I can see Ii'm going to be quite busy on it - hopefully not only looking for help with defects / problems...

Thanks for saying hallo! :-)
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welcome to AO

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welcome to AO Marco...

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