Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Farnborough, Hants
Alfa newbie says hi!
Well, after losing my job and my company car, I went and got me an Alfa 156 2.0 TS Selespeed Veloce. Metallic Red, Momo leather, lowered with Tocora alloys from a friendly guy called James in Sunderland (I live in Hampshire, SE England). Wow, what a stunning car and what a lot of car for a mere £3.5K. Sure, I could have bought a Fiesta or a Clio ..... hmmm ....
The 156 has been well cared for and the previous owner says it's reliable so long as it's looked after. 85K miles, new engine at 64K (snapped cam belt). I always wanted a car with a sequential shift button operated gearbox and now I've got it! Reliability is a concern given Alfa's reputation, especially considering all the bad stuff I've heard about Selespeeds... but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Anyway, liking my first few days of Alfa ownership, long may it continue!