Hi from Shetland
I've recently rejoined the ranks of the alfisti after an absence of about 10 years. My previous Alfa was an '88 33 1.5TI which dished out pleasure and pain in varying quantities! I guess there was more pain than pleasure which explains the 10 year gap!
I've recently purchased an '01 156 2.4JTD Sportwagon Veloce - chipped to around 175bhp. What a car! Acceleration is way beyond anything I've ever experienced - and I've had some quick stuff over the years. It's currently on blocks in the garage as I'm getting the alloys refurb'd. I'm also currently trying to free up the back brakes (much easier thanks to the advice on this forum btw!) and do some other minor repairs before getting her back on the road.
The 156 is far superior to the 33 in almost every conceivable way, but they do seem to share the same Alfa spirit. I had my doubts when I first heard that Alfa were making a diesel, but I shouldn't have worried!
Anyway, enough from me. Hope to join in some debates and discussions in the months ahead!