Well,although a new poster on this forum, I am not new to forums
The reason I am here is I have a 2005 147 1.6 TS, not sure which engine it is though based on what I have seen, but nonetheless, it is actually my wife's car that I maintain for her, so I am here for technical advice and assistance and to learn more about Alfa in general. As Jeremy Clarkson says, you aren't a true petrol head until you've owned an Alfa, so although my wife drives it,it's my car!LOL! It's gold in colour with 56000km's on the clock (about 34500mil) and doesn't do much mileage. It's a bit beat up,but I am planning a full restoration and a change of the interior from cloth to leather,spruce it up a bit
I have to admit that the car has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion when my car has given issues,so it's become a true member of the family,even though the hooter doesn't work (and when you press it the front right headlight flashes),but I guess that's what one would call the "charm" of owning an Alfa!