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I was looking for a cheap, small, reliable, economical small (2nd) car to use for work, possibly a Punto diesel type thing anyhow whilst looking on-line somehow bid and won an beautiful 2003 Alfa 147 1.6 TS Lusso in Black .

never owned one before but had a brand new Giulietta as a hire car in Italy last year and have always loved the style of Alfas, so "in for a penny, in for lots of pounds"

car is stunning, fantastic to drive and really, who cares that the running costs are a bit higher than a Punto .

as it's an 11 year old car there are a few issues which is how I found this site, I will trawl through the threads and hope I can find solutions to the ailments she has before I start asking questions that have probably been asked a thousand times before.

to end many thanks for having me and keep up the fantastic help offered to both new addicts and old alike.

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Not enjoying at the moment as broke down on way to work, loud ticking sound and stalled �� showing ebs failure but at least will turn over so not seized ��will try get it home later and have a mess with it

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many thanks for the welcomes

update on broken 147

took the plugs out, well 7 1/2 of them..... looks like it could have dropped a valve as there is a big hole in piston 3 :-(
ordered a replacement engine and hopefully this one will be better

so 1 week into Alfa ownership and already dead, still not deterred will sort it and continue to enjoy, at least till I can afford the 159 sportwagan 3.2 Q I saw on ebay this morning

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