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New 166 owner fron South Wales.

Hi guys,

My name is Tristan from Swansea, South Wales.

I've just recently taken delivery of a late 1999 T reg 166 3.0 Sportronic in a dark green with cream momo leather. She's an absolute minter. And I am enjoying her thoroughly already!

Here's a photo album I put online of my new car:
http://ukdmc.com/Alfa166/

The pics are quite big, so 56k'ers beware.

I've already posted a few times, and this is a really great forum which I'm sure I'll be using regularly!

Cheers

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Welcome to the forum TopCat Nice looking motor
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Welcome to the forum TopCat Nice looking motor
Thank you for the welcome and kind comments kurzon.

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Re: New 166 owner fron South Wales.

nice car great colour
but i would say it was a great colour as it is same colour as my 156

amazon green metalic rocks

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nice car great colour
but i would say it was a great colour as it is same colour as my 156

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and welcome to the forum
I agree! It is a really great colour!! I love it.

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Welcome to AOer.com, Tristan.
Thank you for showing us your lovely, lovely Alfa! She looks fantastic!!!
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Welcome to AOer.com, Tristan.
Thank you for showing us your lovely, lovely Alfa! She looks fantastic!!!
Noooo problemo

Thank you too, for your very kind comments

I'm going to really enjoy owning this Alfa, especially as this forum is sooooo friendly! I love it!!
(I've been on some really horrid forums in the past. - not Alfa related I might add.....they were Honda, and a Jag one......)


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Welcome to AO
By far the friendliest forum
Very nice motor and pics
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The 166, one of the most timeless designs ever. Everytime I see one I am amazed about the beauty.

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Hi TopCat, lovely motor you got there, fantastic colour
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Re: New 166 owner fron South Wales.

i am thinknig of buying a 99V 3.0 but it has high mileage 140K.it looks excellent as yours does and is in the pearlescence colour which is a real head turner
my main concern is the mileage obviously but there has been an engine rebuild at 110K with all receipts
anything i should look out for regarding engine noise etc as it is an auto and i dont have too much experience of those
great car by the way
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i am thinknig of buying a 99V 3.0 but it has high mileage 140K.it looks excellent as yours does and is in the pearlescence colour which is a real head turner
my main concern is the mileage obviously but there has been an engine rebuild at 110K with all receipts
anything i should look out for regarding engine noise etc as it is an auto and i dont have too much experience of those
great car by the way
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Firstly, thank you all for your kind comments!

Mick, I'm not too sure about how good the car will be at 140k. It could be really sweet, or it could be a dog. Same with any car.
My local Alfa specialist has a 2.0 twinspark 166 and that has done over 140k too and is still running strong.

I guess that as long as it is running smoothly and there is nothing obviously wrong with it, you'll be ok. I highly recommend getting an independant mechanic to look it though, to give you peace of mind.

I had RAC to a check for me @ a cost of 121 which included getting the mechanic to phone me to give me a breakdown of how the car performed on a test drive as well as anything that may be wrong with the car.

As it happened mine turned out to be sweet apart from rear fogs not working and an illegal front tyre.

As far as the auto box goes, I don't know much about them to be honest. Only that mine is doing the job properyl

I'm sure there are other guys on here though that can provide far better help than I can though.

Good luck Mick

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