Happy Days R here
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Hello from a newbie...
Hello all... I am a newbie to the site but not really to the Alfa. I used to drive a 155 1.8 t-spark a few moons ago which was the best drive I had ever experienced but never really thought I was an Alfisti until I sold her to my brother... I am ashamed to say, I went fromthe 155 to a new focus (mk2)... what an idiot. I needed a smaller engine and less petrol consumption, less tax etc etc as I was doing more miles for my job and needed something a little more economical... how sensible... (I blame the wife). well, here I am 3 years later... Last weekend I drove my brothers (my Ex) Alfa (she''d just had a new clutch) and she was running like a dream. I have (since November 09) been checking Ebay for the right one and toying with the idea of going back to what i loved... The focus is ok but the drive is pants. Driving my old Alfa again just sealed the deal and yesterday... I saw her, I knew I had to go back to an Alfa... the Mrs was more than sick of hearing about me telling her what Alfa I had seen for sale each day so when this 156 2004 1.9 JTD came along for the right price... she gave up the fight lol. Saw sense. I swapped my focus (55 plate) for it and got £600 cash back too. What a deal.... So I am back... back where I belong. They say you don't know what you have got til it has gone and that is exactly what happened. I am never going back to any other car. Long live Alfa!!!! I see the light!!!!
Brandon, Orrell, Gtr Manchester.
At first it was the 155... I made the mistake of selling it to my brother... I danced with the Devil but now... I am back in the real seat... the Alfa seat... 156 baby oh yeah!!!!!