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Just traded in a messy Ford Focus for a 147 2.0 ts lusso Nuvola blue 2002, lots of added features, leather, sat nav etc.
Very, very nice car. But have a couple of niggles.
Power stearing fluid leak causing noisey steering, when topped up all ok.
Noisey front suspension when going over our beloved sleeping policemen, must be bushes.
Alarm not sounding when set or when triggerd by sitting in car!
All's well though, purchased with a dealer and opted for a 1 year warranty so shall be in for the work asap.
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Welcome to the real world!

You will love your new bella!

If the dealer fixes th PS leak then end of that prob!

Susp bushes are a problem on all Alfas. Some people advocate fitting stiffer ones, I personally believe that to be a mistake which will harbour trouble but we are all grown ups here and agree to differ! What sort of milage is on the car?

I think you can turn the alarm "ARMED" beep on and off with the computer controls on the dashboard by the ignition switch. If however you mean that the alarm gives no warning of the car being tampered with after being set then perhaps the thing gas been turned off! I only recently got my 147 and have not found out about that yet, but my 146 had a key in the boot that would dis-arm the alarm. Anyone got any ideas about the 147 alarm turn off thing? cos I didnt get a key!


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Re: Suspension. Mine creaks early in the morning and then goes away after a few miles, then later and night after the cars been parked up at work for 8 hours its still fine.

Creaky suspension has always been the case on Alfas, so if yours is only happening in the morning like mine it is probably just a characteristic of the car and doesn't actually require new bushes.

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Hi and welcome, hope you get the probs sorted.

Do beware though.....if you get as hooked as most of us are, then you may never drive a different brand ever again......

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Thanks all for the welcome.
Used to be a motor mechanic, now a compressor engineer.
still got the knack of sorting out problems, hope to be of help to other drivers.
drove some nice motors as a mechanic, RR, BM's, Porche etc, this little baby was bought for the wife , dont think she'll be doing much driving when we both go out though, LOVE IT !
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Hi admac,re the alarm,you can switch off the ultrasonic/volumetric sensors for protecting the inside of car (see owners handbook),and I believe in a previous thread somewhere,you can toggle/set the alarm beeps to british,european etc presets of your choice so it doesn`t beep.Personnally I`d rather my car didn`t beep every time I set the alarm,the flashing indicators will tell you anyway.Hope this helps.
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