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Hi new Spider owner checking in.

On the way home from work 3 weeks ago I bought a 2000 Spider 2.0 TS Lusso!

I had a 2.0 TS 156 a few years back but always regretted trading it in for a 'sensible & economical but boring' diesel Toyota. Anyway I was checking out ebay (again) just to see what fun could be had for not too much money (I hope) and spotted this tidy Spider local to me so thought I'd checking it out with no real plan to buy one just yet. However it was immaculate, came with 12 months mot, ran nicely and most importantly had a folder of history/bills from the previous 2 owners which showed an recent engine rebuild and power hood refurb. So it would have been rude to say no!
So 2 hours later it was on my drive - much to my wifes surprise - tho I did text her to warn her

Drove my new toy for 1 week there are a few issues - well it is an Alfa after all! After removing the front wheel to investigate clunky sounds from the front passenger side I discovered the drive shaft joints were knackered, as were the front discs and pads. So the whole lot was stripped out along with the drop links, struts, and wheel arch liners. Everything will get my usual 'do it once - do it properly' treatment of cleaning - derusting - repainting-etc before I re-assemble it. I'll document progress as I go.

I've just uploaded some pics to my gallery and just waiting mods to approve them.

Also realised that I've blown my 'fun car for not much money' plan as I've also bought a new undertray (to replace the missing one), hood cover and bought a strut brace off ebay and am about to replace the shocks too!!
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