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New Alfa Owner? Yes. Broken down yet? First day. Disappointed? HELL NO!

Hey. Just wanted to introduce myself!

Just bought a 2001 147 1.6 Lusso in red with red leather on ebay and it's safe to say I am IN LOVE with the car!

I'm only 17 but have been buying and selling cars since I was 11 and this is a real keeper for sure. Drove it back from Cheshire on Tuesday with no problems whatsoever, however, already problems with ASR, ABS, EBD and immobiliser - (keeps cutting out whilst driving, quite scary!) however I will post more on such issues in the relevant bit!

The car itself has been a bit boyracer'd (lowered, rear tints, powerflow catback, useless aftermarket speakers, black OEM alloys, black front bumper) however I still love it! Planning on replacing the rear tints with a much lighter film, getting the whole front end resprayed in red due to bonnet being dented & peeling, black front bumper and both wings being faded. Then wrapping the roof and spoiler in gloss black, and if I like it enough, eventually have them sprayed in black. ANd obviously sorting the speakers out!

But first of all going to replace the cam belt and variator and has been booked in for a new ball joint next week as it's making an awful clonking noise.

Plenty of my friends have got A1s, Minis, 1 series BMs and Fiat 500s but I have become the envy of them all (and the fastest!).

Have found the site amazing and it really helped me in choosing the right car. Thanks!

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