Well I've gone and done it now, I am now officially a petrolhead as I now own my first Alfa Romeo!
Despite the reservations of my mates ("buy german or japanese!"
) I have purchased an 03 147 1.9 JTD LUSSO
It looked so nice and sparkly parked there, calling me....buy me, buy me...be different..don't buy a German Gestapo car or a Japanese plastic bubble. So I listened to the little voices (anyone else hear them?).
It is a great looking car (and there are so few I like these days), massive wheels, fully loaded, pulls like a train and I get the mileage to boot
I hope I don't live to regret it. I'm sure time will tell and the number of questions I post on the technical section will be able to give you a clue as to how I'm getting on with it.
Speak to you all again soon - in the happy sections