Hi, I've been an observational member for a while now and thought it about time I showed my appreciation for all the sound advice lurking on alfaowner. Thanks!
I'm a proud owner of a 147-as of November last year-and have enjoyed a relatively smooth start as an Alfa driver. She's a 3dr 2.0 lusso, in black, and with all the trimmings.
I've had a few ups and downs, but today has been the most evenful for all the right reasons-well, nearly all, b*stard traffic on the M25
With 43,000 miles on the clock, I took it to the excellent Alfa Workshop for an all important cambelt change. While there, thought it a good idea to have the Supersprint exhaust and centre pipe that have been sitting motionless at home for the last week. Must say, the twin exhaust looks a dream (adios rustbox), and considering I had a few reservations on the sound, I'm pretty ecstatic on that front too; I'd describe it as a transformation from Aretha Franklin to Barry White.
Looking forward, provided that; i) I get her back from the Nurburgring in one piece or 2) discover that i am in fact a distant cousin of roman abramovich, I think an eibach suspension kit, new brake disks, an upgrade to 17" spokes (currently 16" sports), a novitec roof spoiler, an autodelta air filter........i could go on forever (thanks ao/gazella for emptying my mortgage fund!!!)
Apologies for the essay, and thanks again for all the sound advice (long may it continue).