Alfa toddler hits playgroup...
Against my better judgement, I have bought a '98 GTV V6 24v. This is as a toy! It was quite cheap, and in what would call C+/B- condition, so to my inexperienced mind a little ongoing project. I always loved the styling, and the performance makes my trousers go all fizzy!
I may need people to hold my hand... I've never owned an Alfa before, and I hear it's a mugs game! Still, this is the first car I have owned that is anything more than a shopping trolley, and goes better than a tea bag, so I am happy!
Number of immediate niggles though, on the car:
airbag/seatbelt pretensioner light on all the time
Intermittent wipe not working correctly (sticks, judders)
Speedo not working
Remote control key not present
I have booked it into the Alfa specialist in Poole, but he's a pain to get to from my place near Christchurch (Dorset)
Anybody got news or experience about any of the above,
Is there anyone in the way of an Alfa specialist nearer to me - I've checked the obvious, but am wary of the 'main dealer experience' to my mind it's expensive and poor value.
About the key thing - can I buy a remote from main dealer, or is there a better value source?
Am I better off buying a Nissan Numpty, and forgetting about fun?(!)