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.