147 owner here. Have to say only bought it because it was very cheap for a nice looking card that only had 50k miles on it, and I'm very glad I did get it as I love it now. Never let me down yet, having said that I am thinking of replacing it with the Alfa that always makes me drool a bit, the GTV. I am amazed that the GTV, by far one of the best looking cars around past and present, are available so cheaply.
I also have an air cooled VW T25 which I will use as the dogs bus, and will use the GTV as my day to day drive.
Anyway thought I would join the forum and join in the natter.