Jusat bought Alfa GTV 2.0 TS not having much luck
Found this site searching for solutions to the problems i've had in the first week of Alfa Ownership. I'va had dismal luck this week, but I think this sites gonna save me a lot of cash.
bought the car just last week £2100 2001, 80k ts lusso fshs, very good condition inside & out, but been stood up in a garage since last xmas. The dealer had already taken a deposit to trade to an alfa dealership as is but i pursuaded them to sell to me trade, no warrenty no mot. bit of a risk, mot failed on brake pipes & hoses corroded / damaged. £240 so not too bad. took a couple of days to get them to do the work grrrr. been driving around for 4 days finding that its chugging (starved of fuel) when cold. plenty of threads with tips on this so started investigating. only only around the 5th time i had opened the bonnet the hinge pin snapped & while wrestling with it then other side went. apparently i;m far from the only one to come across this issue, so have a bit of work to do over weekend just to be able to drive the thing. an alfa parts dealer nearby is breaking one exactly the same including interior so i guess theres a bit of me luck back there. i did enjoy the few days i had driving it though & if i have much more trouble i'll go back to driving a corrado.