Konnichiwa from Osaka
It's almost the end of the summer here but it is still bloody hot and humid compared to the UK - in which my wife and I just holidayed. How does 34C and 60% humidity sound to you? Not nice, I can assure you.
Have owned my red 156 Sportwagon 2.0 since new, taking delivery of it on September 11 2001. Has been a lovely car most of the time with a few minor niggles here and there. Just passed 100K km (I cycle to work) and has just had a clutch and timing belt change as a present. Not much out there I am interested in replacing it with to be honest and even after twelve years I still enjoy the handling, sound and looks of this lovely car.
Apart from enjoying tennis and marathon running my other hobby is riding and racing motorcycles, here in Japan. Suzuka is not far down the road and although Alfa has yet to go around that track my Aprilia Mille loves the circuit as much as I do.
Hope I can help out others with my years of owning my 156 but as much as I like fiddling about with bikes I just don't have the space, time or knowledge to dabble too much under my car bonnet.