Im been registered for a quite some time, even replied to 1 or 2 threads but I havent made any presentation. Nowdays I read more than I have time to reply, and I usually do it on the portuguese alfa romeo fans forum. Still, cause I think its important to keep an eye on other more populated foreigner forums, here i am.
My name is Filipe, 31 and I live in Lisbon, Portugal
I have an 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 1.9 JTD (1.5 facelift)
Its a joy !
But like any beauty It has given me some trouble too, mainly because the previous owner was totally tricked by the dealer who maintained his car through out this years. Imagine, none of the belts was changed (but he was charged for it) in 8 years !! Other problems included lights and some squeeks on the fronts suspension. Its the price of having something that is not understood by many of the garage owners.
But that doesnt change my opinion and passion about this car and brand, cause those are the kind of problems that can happen on any car around, even as a car lover i consider other manufacturers as good and cool, but theres no other one who makes you feel so special, that I cant imagine buying another car. Well, at least for my budget ; ) *ferrari*
Its so cool driving around and feeling the exclusiveness of having a beautiful and different car from all the german and french boredom on wheels.
Two pics :