My first ever Alfa
Just a quick introduction. My name is Steve and I have just bought a 147 1.9jtd.
Will be picking it up on sunday and saying good bye to much love toyota celica vvtli 190.
The celica was a fantastic car to own but times are changing and I need something a bit more practical. I spent quite some time looking at different cars and found the 147 to have a good combo of mpg, low tax ect but still holds on to the good stuff like styling and performance. After dismissing other cars like golfs, mazda 6s and dare I say it a megan I started searching for 147s. I actually got a lot of info on what to look for from this site hence me joining now.
Im the end I found an 03 in red with a brand new cam belt and water pump in very good condition. Previous own was an old boy called Walter who only buys alfas and is a member of some owner clubs. He was a personal friend of the owner of the garage Im buying the car from. He also bought the car from the same garage so they know the history of the car over last 5 years very well. All That with my own checks should suggest Ive found a good one lol. Or at least Id hope so.
I was a bit cautious because a friend of my had a 2.0l spider for a while and it was a nightmare for him and had to be scrapped in the end.
Anyway my quick intro has become a bit long so Ill end it here.
Looking forward to many years as an alfa driver