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New Alfa owner here. Needed to buy a new car as my Focus was pretty banged up and knackered, and managed to find a 2001 147 for an absolute steal.

Had the car about 4 days now, and absolutely loving it. There are a few niggles with it (as you would expect) which I am working to fix, but I have never really tinkered with cars before. IT is my game, and cars is most certainly not!

The first things I will be doing will be to:
  • Replace the factory installed stereo with a newer bluetooth capable device
  • Find a new parcel shelf (was missing when I bought it!)
  • Replace one of the number plate bulbs which is loosely hanging out the back
  • Clear startup errors about bulb failures (still researching how to do this)
  • Find a little plastic cover to go over the gear stick knobs plate (the bit that shows which gear is where) because that keeps falling out
  • Find a replacement key which I can use to fix/replace the existing one (the buttons work, but the spring that flips the blade is knackered)
  • See if I can repair the electrics in the passenger door, as the window button doesn't work
  • Slight overshoot by the driver-side windscreen wiper (I think this is due to where the wiper arm is attached not being firmly secured - lots of wiggle room)
  • Rear windscreen jet washer doesn't seem to work (pulling the stick for the jets forward does the front, and pushing it back does the front as well!!)
  • Replacing the rear wiper arm (already found a good replacement for a tenner, so hoping this will be off the list soon!)

Apart from that, I don't see any issues with the car at all.

Are there any other improvements that anyone else has made that I have overlooked?


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