Hi, this is my hello post. written to remove that annoying reminder to post one.
I own a 156 that i bought new in England in 1999. I always loved the look of the car and every time i drove by one the appeal of my golf GTi dropped a little more.
I couldn't resist, and so took the Alfa 156 2.0 ts out for a test drive. I knew i was going to buy it as soon as i sat behind the wheel and tapped my foot on the go button.
The Alfa gave me back everything the GTi had promised but failed to deliver. A passion for driving and a feeling of something special.
I moved to Holland shortly after taking delivery, but couldn't give the car up. That particular car i mean; and maybe it was partly the fact that the book price dropped about a third of its original in one year.
Still my insurance is a little cheaper now as no one wants to joy ride a car with the steering and gearstick on the wrong side....!
Ive owned the car now for almost ten years and have never had any problems with it. That's Never...! And they say they're unreliable..?
Aside from cursing every time i have to change a front bulb. Its been a blinder of a car and still makes me smile when i drive it out of the car wash.
Today i changed the battery, which suddenly gave up the ghost after ten years. not bad hey..! If it wasn't -12 outside it may have lasted another six months or so.
I do have a few questions and maybe even some answers for the forum but would like to thank its members for the help they have already given me.
Alfaowner.com is a great site. thank you for the dedication of all involved in making it so useful and fun.