Just found this forum after 3 happy years driving a 147GTA. This really is a great car and still brings a big smile to my face when I'm on the twisty stuff.
The only real trouble I've had is with punctures. Low profile 235 35 ZR 18 P Zero Assimetricos at £175 to £200 apiece - and there's no alternative. As a rule, once punctured they need replacing. I'm on replacement tyre number 15!
Oh well, it could be worse... I could be driving a repmobile.
So, I'm a forty-something bloke called Stewart living oop North (near Manchester) - hence the Title - an avid Sale Sharks fan!
Previous cars include an Audi TT (when they were rare!), which was chipped to 285bhp & 310lbsft torque; an A6 2.7 twin turbo; an A6 2.8 Quattro (big write-off!); a Fiat Mirafiori; a tuned Mini 1275GT and several Escorts, Astras, Peugeots and the like which I'd rather forget!
Looking forward to being part of the forum!