Hi one and all
Just picked up the new (to me) beast. First Alfa I've ever owned and after reading some of the threads in here it looks as though I've let myself in for an interesting time.
It's a 159 Sportwagon but only the little 'un a 1.9 JTDm Lusso. Got it from Chris Vuvuzela at Nottingham and have just driven it the 50 odd miles home - deep joy.
The 159's may suffer (according to some of the posts) worn tyres on the front, leaking front doors, duff Blue and Me software, leaking power steering fluid
but it must be the bonniest car in the whole known universe.
Mine's white with red leather and a smile on it's face (and mine for that matter).
No. 3 son thinks I'm mad getting an Alfa as his mate's blew an engine loads of times????, No. 1 son thinks any car not provided by an employer can't be worth having and No. 2 son says that everyone must own an Alfa before they die.
He had an AlfaSud Cloverleaf about 20 odd years ago. Italian racing red on the top half and good old British rust the bottom half but it gave him immense pleasure.
I had a Ducati in the 90's for a couple of years so I guess I've got some experience of Italian mechanics.
Now I need to spend the next couple of years trying to understand how all the gadgets and I suspect I'll be on and off here at regular intervals.
It's a busy forum and there looks to be loads of folk that know a good bit about Alfa's though