New member in France, near the Swiss border
Hi, just introducing myself as suggested...
I'm an expat Brit living in France, and I've been driving Alfas and Lancias for nearly 30 years, including numerous Alfasuds in the 80s and six Lancia Themas including a Turbo which I tragically wrote off.
My current main drive is a 2003 156 1.9 jtd (chipped) - my first new Alfa - and it's never given me a moment's serious bother in 100,000 miles. It's fabulous, despite only being a diesel, and I'll keep it until one of us dies of natural causes (even if I eventually buy the GTA I hanker after).
My other car is a Lancia Thema 3.0 LX estate, all leather and walnut inside, which I love almost as much as the 156. It has the Alfa 3.0 engine and started out in life as Gianni Agnelli's personal car, which I guess makes it (but not me) a bit special.