Etna Black is the
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Happy bunny (147 1.9JTDm 16v)
Good to be here, hope to help more than need help.
Got my little red oil burner after 3 months of googling / ebaying and pestering dealers for a /huge/ discount with a one year old plate. Since then have driven about 8,000 miles, every single one of them a pleasure.
Bad news: blew hole in the pipe that goes turbo -> intercooler = lots of smoke (£60 to fix)
Good news: 44mpg or better over a 50mile each way commute, can catch and eat Porsche's on a regular basis and the front view still causes pedestrians to stop and stare.
My 14th Italian Car (7 FIAT 500's in the 1980s, one for each day of the week, average cost £10 each, sold for £300 each average), LANCIA Prisma (crashed it into a Cavalier driven by a woman who had taken 4 valium that morning - as proved in Court), FIAT 126 (dumped ... horrible thing), LANCIA HF Turbo (sold it, far too cheaply), FIAT Coupe 16v (evil company wanted it back when I left), ALFA 156 Selespeed (briefly), ALFA 33 Cloverleaf (exploded and put me in hospital), and now this.
This is the best so far ...