New member & new owner
I've recently bought my first Alfa...it's not new; on a 55 plate and it's nothing flash 1.6 T-Spark (not even sure if it's 120bhp version yet). I bought it on looks more than anything and the price was very reasonable! It's got a partial service history, has just had a cambelt change at 93,000. Mileage is now 101,000. I'm slowly starting to trust that it might be a good car and I'm trying hard not to start relaxing and enjoy it until I know it's all sound. My cousin is part owner of a garage in Harrogate and is going to give it a full check over next week. It's solid black, 3 doors, has 17" wire wheels and is fitted with a subtle stainless exhaust system. The cloth interior, carpets and dash are spotless really, on the outside some very minor details need sorting. So far the only thing I can find fault with is the boot gas dampers don't lift the door when the release button is pressed (just a case of new gas dampers?). I'm a bit of an Italophile and have a few scooters (a couple of us even visited the Lambretta factory building in Lambrate Milan and managed to go walk about inside the derelict building...sadly we found nothing but some old door keys scattered on the floor, but did retrieve some fine marble chunks that used to be fixed in to a course of the exterior wall) and I even buy/collect various Italian label clothing haha, so thought I should be on the look out for an Italian (Milanese) car too! I hope it serves me well for a while until I can afford to upgrade to something newer in the Alfa range...I like the idea of being brand loyal! Looking forward to learning as I go on here.
I already have one question and that is: will 5 door red leather seats and door cards fit the 3 door? I have been offered an unmarked set for £70.00
Many thanks - Stu
Last edited by Innocenti_Stu; 28-12-13 at 21:25.