Alfa - love it... Selespeed...um, err, hmmm?
I am 23 years old, live in South Africa, and I've had my 147 for just over 2 years - It's my 3rd car.
1st car was a 1966 Mk1 Cortina 2 door with a 1600 xflow kent motor, 36DCD weber, branch, Cyclone mags etc. Bought as a "project car" for me and my dad to build up.
Didn't really get to drive it much though because I was still under age and my Dad and I didn't get around to finishing the build - shame really. We didn't get our money back selling that one
2nd car was a 1998 Toyota Tazz 1.3. Great car. We added nice mags and some sound and it just went on forever, and forever.
Then I wanted to upgrade and was looking at Subaru, Ford Focus or similar - We saw this beautiful looking Alfa 147, I drove it and it wasn't just love at first sight, it was also love at first drive. Despite what others said, we bought it anyway - and that's where the love/hate relationship started.
Today - oh well, another puddle of "selespeed" fluid under the car again!
Just hope I get to work. Still need to pay off the last R33,500 repair bill and I've only had the car back for almost 2 weeks after being without transport for over 2 months.
Are all selespeeds so useless? or have I bought a dog?
(Previous owner of the car was a sales manager at the local Alfa agent - I wonder why he traded it in at another dealership? and I wonder what car he bought? hmmm)
Anyway, I still love my Alfa, at least, more than my father loves his ex-wife anyway, and I intend to work through all the issues, so please watch out for my many posts to come in the technical section.
Thanks for a great website.
Last edited by 14S7EVEN; 24-09-11 at 19:41.
Reason: duffed the 1st try