Hi, im in for a penny.......
Nice to be here and hope? that ill be contributing positive things and not moaning about my new car....I hope...Gulp
Being that im 46 and being known for what some call a petrol head for years and owned and driven many a fine car, inc back in the day an 'Alfsud cloverleaf', and just having sold my beloved Toyota MR2 JDM that i have owned, cherished and loved for 10 years (The wifes says, more than her) and needing a larger car..... i have taken the plunge.....
Today i have just bought a 2002 60k, 147 'Lusso' 2.0 Selaspeed. Its in red, with full leather, bose, alloys and all the parifinalia and all for £999 quid! (after a haggle)
Have been mooching about for ages...(Read months), to find the right bit of kit and also been reading the delights and pitfalls of owning such a car, means, im scared, delighted and have all manor of feelings about the purchase.....Why you may well ask, well ill tell you.
The car is in the UK and i live in Italy and next week, when i go to collect it, its coming home back to its spiritual birth place, so if there was ever a test drive for the thing, this will be it, all 1890miles of it!
I know this might seem a silly idea buying an Alfa in the Uk and bringing back to Italy where i live but the fact is that the same car in the same spec/milage here, would be around 6k (Euro) and i have paid just £999 for mine and the other overiding fact for the alfa, if i cant get an alfa serviced in italy...where would you?
Any way, enough from me, i will be posting a few pics prior to the 'Trip' and also do a post trip report and photo's.
Just one thing before i get off, i have done all possible checks, mileage, history, etc paid the garrage to give it a full service and cam belt prior to collection (im a mechanic, so ill know if they have done what they have been paid for)
The question is, what other things should i be worried about prior to setting off, from the car point of view that is.......