Hi all and I hope you are well - not that I know any of you...........yet
I've been away from the Alfa brand for 7 years after selling my GTV V6 24v with Aero and quad exhaust. Admittedly I had a number of problems with the ol' girl but I do think that car was built on Friday 13th at 5.30 pm
My car history is as follows:
92-94 Peugeot 305 GTXi
94-96 Peugeot 306 XTdt
96-00 Fiesta Mk1 Ghia - my student car, it had head rests, rev counter and faux wood dash
00-01 Clio Williams 2 (dead) was brilliant until I met a tree at 50mph
01-02 Peugeot 206 Gti a poor effort for a Gti, chipping it had no effect
02-04 Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 - poor electrics, cracking engine, and great on the A roads
04-06 Clio 172 Cup - loved it but 90k+ miles - it had to go
06-10 Honda S2000 - a lot of RWD roof down fun but baby forces sale :-0
10-11 Renault Clio 197 F1 Cup - too much fun to write about!
11-now Alfa 159sw Lusso JTDM - time to be daddy cool
First impressions are pretty good, my car is a MY56 1.9 16v 150bhp diesel with 40k on the clock. It is in lovely Gun Metal Grey, 18" multispoke, full heated elec memory seats, cruise, parking sensors etc so I am a very happy man
As you can see from my car history it is a long time since I owned a diesel, but obviously I have heard lots and driven plenty but I was very surprised with how loud it is on start up - any pointers or is this a common thing?
I'm keeping a keen eye out for electrical issues as my GTV had countless problems! In the 4 days I've owned it I think the folding mirrors, cruise, auto wipers and front fog lights all have issues but I'll look into them further.
I plan on adding a nicer exhaust trim and a light shade of window tint to the rear windows as I do think it looks smart.
Over and out for now and maybe see some of you soon