Total Alfa newbie, but very excited!
Total newbie here! Just put a deposit down on a 57 plate 2.4 JTDm 159 Lusso in black and its really rather lovely. Everything works, all in good nick, clean interior, leather almost untouched, rides and drives brilliantly.....very, very happy indeed!
But, I have signed up to this site for a couple of reasons. I have come from a background of 2 seater sports cars the last 10 years at least....MR2 Mk1's, Lotus Elise, MR2 Roadster etc etc.....loved them all. I am what you would call a properly dyed in the wool petrolhead....track day enthusiast, utter car geek, the works. So, now needs must (got married in May last year, trying for a baby, current car needing a bit more TLC than is really worth it etc etc), we decided to go "sensible"....but, in the words of Clarkson, you aren't a real Petrolhead unless you have owned an Alfa! And as I haven't (until now. Pick it up on Tuesday!), then thought that of all the "sensible" four door saloons, its the only one that even remotely tickles my bits! And now I have driven it, I am pretty damn impressed! What an engine (as diesels go!). Tugs like a barge, goes a bit quick (not far of my current MR2 actually!) and handles pretty tidily. I dont really care about all the reliability scare stories, you hear so many of them and peoples reactions have been hilarious. But its beautiful and can't wait to get it!
So, will probably be posting to gather some info pretty soon, but as I have used other specialist forums in the past, I know how they work! Hope you will be gentle on me and glad to be here!