hello, i did it, and i'm still not sure why!
after much umming, and ahhing, and beating round several bushes, i finally gave in and bought an alfa. not a new one, or even the most desirable one, just the one i wanted 8 years ago, a 155 V6.
saw it on ebay a few days ago, i'm sure it would have been seen in here somewhere, red, 1995, a bit faded, a little tatty, dodgy offside driveshaft. but something about the photos, piqued my intrest, and the mrs gave the go ahead to have a look.
no that last bit was important as i already have 2 MK1 FIAT Uno Turbos, and a Mitsubishi Pajero Junior import as a daily driver. to me the fiats are fun and cool, the mitsi, reliable runabout. to her, all this is being a pain. and yet she let me have a look.
and so i did, i always like the widebody, looks a bit mean, and solid, the drive was good, felt....well not bad for a 13 year old italian car, so i offered him £400, and he said yes.
so now begins a bit of a journey, i'm totally in the dark with these cars, and only have the naysayers peals of laughter ringing in my ears...hopefully the V6 will prove them wrong....