just wanted to say hi.
I have just bought a 2001 Alfa 147 1.6 T Spark Lusso
Great looking and nice driving car, i have allways admired the alfa's and especially the 147 when they came out new.
Now there finally at a level i can afford.
I bought a 2001 Model in Black, 5 speed Manual, 3 Door with 90,000 Miles on in good condition bodywork wise for £2000 cash from a private seller.
However there are some bad points to the car.
A. The Gearchange is Slack (it moves around 3-5 cm when in gear) and its Sticky at the same time (wont re-centre after going to N)
This leads to a very tricky gearchange from 2nd to 3rd mostly.
B. Theres a small section on the rear bumper that is scuffed and needs smart repaired.
C. My central locking is playing up (anyone else had this problem and know how to fix it) basically i press unlock and it unlocks the doors for about 1 second before locking them again so i quickly have to pull the handle after pressing the unlock button before it closes...
D. Just today the ODO reading is flashing one and off in its little digital display (????)
E. Theres a small annoying rattle from the exhaust heat shield (i think) at certain revs..
F. Theres a knocking noise from the N/S front (sounds like a ball joint of something)
Apart from ALL of that, its great!!!
Oh, and as of today i now need a new drivers door as my mum decided it would be great to reverse in to me as she left her drive.
Naturally it was my fault as i parked behind her
But she has offered to pay for it to be repaired...
I will post some pics up when i get a chance.
Plans for the car include -
Rear Tints = done
Fix All faults = (getting there!)
Fit Alfa GT 17" wheels (when some come up for sale)
and thats about it.....
Oh, p.s - the reason i joined this forum is to hopefully avoid what happened to my 1st Alfa .
I owned a 2001 156 Sport Wagon back in 2004 - Great car, however i blew the engine up after not checking the oil regularly and it ran dry...
I am now fortunately alot more Car savvy, however i thought it can only help to be part of a car forum so we can all share our experiences and problems hopefully to the benefit of the greater good of the forum...
lol - have included a pic of my old sport Wagon - Pics of the 147 to follow.
The sport wagon Mods -
Standard Except -
All round Tints
17" Wolfrace Wheels
Colour coded bumper inserts...