Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
I 'still' love my car
Hello to you all! My name is Alan and I live in the Manchester area.I didn't realise there was so much interest in Alfas ( I thought it was my own little secret). I always thought 'I'll get one of those one day" but I was always put off by family,friends and colleagues who said "they always break down, they all have electrical faults, it will be worthless after two years" etc etc etc. So for twenty years I drove, Ford, VW , Rover, Honda etc. In 2005 I'd had enough, I bought a 3 yr old (1 owner from new with FSH) 156 1.8 TS. I'm still driving it today.
Recently I've had to spend more money on repairs than usual and get my hands dirty replacing some parts, I've thought "is it time to let her go"..... Then my friend turns up in his new VW scirrocco and I think "that is a very nice car" until I drive it!!!!! Where is the seat/driving position that fits my body perfectly?, where is the growl when you switch on the ignition and then touch the accelerator? where is the fun when you're at speed taking corners and sliding all over the place? Not that it has that much power anyway!
It might be getting on, it might have it's little problems but I still love my Alfa...
Sorry to go on a bit but I've had a couple of glasses :0) Once again hello to you all and I hope I've not bored you! Regards, Alan.
P.S I also own a 1975 Vespa 150 super and a 1984 Vespa PK125 (must be an Italian thing)