Join Date: Feb 2009
....Finally: an Alfa again - after thirteen-and-a-half years
Hi guys & gals - alfisti & alfiste -
Finally, I came to belong to the Alfisti again - after an absence of more than thirteen years...
Mind you - this time was 'usefully' spent with four Espaces - and the family, house renovation, garden stuff get-away and harpsichord transport benefitted greatly!
But, having lived with six Alfa's successively between 1973 and 1995, something essential was mising!!
Thus - it all came to pass a few weeks ago, that I found a very nice my 2005 Crosswagon that had gently provided service at the Jaguar Center in Bonn (- just down the road from Cologne) - that had around 40.000 km (25000 mls) on it. A short haggling to a very good price helped closing the deal very swiftly indeed - and I am absolutely delighted!
Although I'd never thought that a 'diesel- Alfa' would be really attractive, I am a total convert - and the 4x4 / Torsen equipped car is unbelievably alert and agile!
....Perhaps I'll look into some form of remapping / chip-tuning at some point (- pun not really intended!) - and would appreciate other members opinion and experience on the matter!
Best greetings to all good alfisti & alfiste -
cembalaro, in Cologne, Germany