been looking around the site for the last few hours, god it's good to know alfa people are alive and well.
been an alfa fan for a while. have had two 164's. first one was a V6 (my first car!) but it was a pretty hammered when i got it but i got the most out of her before movin back to ireland (anything over two litres is impossible in ireland, i was living in scotland at the time). i have had a newer twin spark ('96) since then but it has been off the road since last october because i moved and it just didn't suit me to insure it at the time (i also have a van which i have been driving, boring).
i want to get a car on the road now and part of my motivation is that i have to teach my girlfriend to drive (i know, this might be an interesting idea). i would like to drive the 164 again but the problem is insurance (the irish insurance situation is hilarious. in a bad way). i can get a reasonable quote for me but no company will quote my girlfriend also cause she is on a provisional license (this won't work with the 2 litre). also i am not sure the 164 is ideal for learning to drive in.
so i need to get something smaller and cheap with smaller cc and i have been scowering the local classifieds and just getting depressed at the thoughts of buying an old astra. then i thought i might be able to keep it alfa. rather than buying a 1.4 astra why not a 1.4 145/146. these were models i had rather overlooked before. i don't see too many of them advertised but have been reading about them here today and it seems they could keep me entertained whilst giving lessons.
if anyone cared to share thoughts i would much appreciate it.