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It's funny how things never turn out the way you expect. If you'd travel back in time and describe my current life to the various iterations of myself between now and two years ago, they'd laugh at you and suggest you get off the smokey stuff.

Two years ago, I didn't expect I'd move to the UK to do a postgrad degree.
One year ago, I thought I'd move back to Austria as soon as I was done with my degree.
Half a year ago, I thought the only way to go was to join a swanky consulting company and work 18 hours a day.
Three months ago, I thought I'd never work outside of London.
One month ago, I thought I'd end up driving a VW Golf or some other small and ridiculous conformist contraption.

Nnnnyeah. I liked it too much here to go back home. I ended up joining an amazing small digital agency instead of selling my soul to the corporate world. And VW denied me leasing on a new Golf because I haven't lived in the UK long enough (Basta... uh, I mean terrible people ).

And so, by a chain of completely unexpected events, I am as of today the proud owner of a 51-reg 156 2.0 TS. Partly because it only cost a hair over 1,000. But mostly because I fell in love with it the second I saw it.

I'm picking it up on Saturday, here's to hoping the love affair lasts and the first few broken bits and pieces won't make me go arrabiato...
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Your journey inevitably led to Alfa, kismet. You were alfisti and just didn't know it, happy days think of the smile on your face as you pass the thousands of golfs each day and the happy coincidence that kept you from joining their teutonic ranks
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Excellent introduction post

Good choice of car

As an Austrian native, can you do me a deal on a box or two of 'schoko bananen'?
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Wow, long day. Picked her up from Newbury and drove her back into London. For some strange reason, the trip home ended up being 160 miles long instead of the 50 that it should have been ( ).

It also took me a long while to realise why everybody was going so slow on the M4 today. They weren't, it was just that my right foot had developed a mind of its own as well as an apparent desire to rid me of my driving licence (at least now I know why my insurance is so %$!@ing expensive).

So far, I'm madly in love/lust/etc. - a few minor niggles but everything seems to be alright so far. Thanks for the warm welcome

(And I've got a sudden craving for Schoko Bananen. Maybe I'll open up an Austrian import shop...)
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they're like hens teeth over here... I remember them from my childhood but they have disappeared in recent years

You can get them sent over, but its bloody pricey! So I need a contact with local connections to feed my craving

ps; welcome to alfa ownership, i think most people here will relate to your story
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