Originally Posted by GTACharlie
When you say "ordered", do you mean by your wife? Isn't being a car lover so much easier and more fun when it is a passion shared by your significant other? Did you get the sedan or the sportswagen? Any significant modifications? Though I spent a lot of money tuning the M3 , the 328 and the Imprezzas, I really feel like the GTA is going to offer a helluva lot of pleasure just as it is. It will be the first time I won't go out right off the bat and get a sports muffler (the sound of the GTA is just sheer delight!).
Sorry for the delay in the reply...
As a rule she doesn't care about cars as long as they are comfortable, reliable and get us (wife child and myself) from a to b in one peice. However as I am a total nut she has developed a passing interest. however apart from a ferrari 575 or an Aston Martin the 156GTA is one of the few cars she has expressed a positive opinion on (oh and anything thats a ragtop).
She wasn't that comfortabel about driving it, but the nice thing about the GTA is when she keeps it under 3500RPM, it's a total pussycat but keeps up with "normal" traffic. she has no urge to explore the higher rev range....
It's a shame really but at least there's never a fight for the keys...
I know what you mean about the GTA engine note, I just love dropping her a cog now and again to really let her vocalise.
No real significant Mods to date to the sedan, replaced the air filter with a sport filter - left the pipework he same though. The paper filter is the same part as feeds the 1.6 and I had the sport filter left over from my 1.8. I may look into a remap - primarily to tweak the torque curve lower into the rev range, we'll see.
I've just had the uprated brakes fitted by alfa to fix my early GTA's disk warping issue. I've the 17" teledials a more "alfa" fit than the alternates.