New to Alfas
Hi I'm new to the forum and here seeking advice before buying my first alfa. I always drive fiats and love italian cars but never have had the pleasure of owning an alfa romeo. I fancy a 2.5v6 156 and would love any information tips help or advice on buying one as i know just about nothing about them other than they look and sound beautiful. I am tempted with the paddle shifters but have heard that it is a disaster system and should be avoided Is this true? If it is troublesome what is the issues it has? If i buy a 2000 or 2001 model will these gremlins or problems be very likely to occour? what are the advantages and disadvantages of this transmission on the alfa? If i took the risk and bought one can any garage with a diagnostics computer repair any problems or will i have to go to an Alfa dealership? I live in the North of Ireland and alfa dealers are limited here and wouldn't fancy tripping to one on lota of ocasions! I would be happy to drive the ordinary manual but for once think i might try something different if the risks aren't too great.
Any information you guys would have will be greatly appreciated. I fancy the v6 as i think it sounds amazing and should be quite a car to drive although i havent driven one yet. Thanks for now