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Hello all @ alfaowner.com!

I'm strongly considering a 2001 147 2.0 TS Lusso.

Are there any things I should look out for or ask ?

Its done 26,000 miles and has full alfa history.

My current car is a 2003 Focus 2.0 ESP.


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Hi Pete, welcome home. I mean, after you get that 147.

You should look at the variator. It's the only thing I would think if that Alfa only has 26k miles. See if it makes some "dagadaga" noise when starting up. Besides that, ask if has been drinking some oil. Nothing to worry tho... Can't recall anything else.
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Ok thanks for that throttleman, will bear that in mind.

My only concerns regarding the 147 are the oil problem and the cambelt.....

is the oil really that bad??? I know ford engines burn oil too but surely it can't be worse than a Ford ??
 
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Cambelt, indeed. 29kmiles is too short for have it changed but, since it's 4 years old it should have been replaced last year. Can you confirm that?
About the oil, some engines drink a little bit but others are not thirsty at all. We just need to keep an eye on the level.
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