Hi all, I am Kev a now proud owner of a W plate 156 T Spark 2 litre.
Bought almost seven weeks ago, and letting me down almost a week ago, problem starting her, I was ready to ditch her after alot of bum advice from people as to the problem.
Well I bit the bullet on Thursday 13th December 2007 and called down to my nearest Alfa dealers in Derby, Beechdale, with tongue in cheek I explained my dilemna, and duly arranged to have the car towed to them at a cost, but what the hell, needed to know what the problem was. So one hour later the car was at the dealers and within less than a minute the mechanic had her started, could not believe it, and from there they took it into the service bay and checked her over with no faults found, they even changed two headlight bulbs for me, I could not fault them.
The moral of this story is; IF YOU CAN GET YOUR ALFA TO DERBY THEN DO SO. What a fantastic dealership with GREAT mechanics, so friendly and helpful, and to top it all, voted NUMREO UNO Alfa dealership in the country.
After reading all the horror stories on this site about Alfa Dealers I feel I had to let you know a positive result, and YES, I will take the 156 back to them in the New Year for a service etc, knowing I will NOT be ripped off by them.
Anyone who requires any further information then please feel free to contact me, I will be pleased to help, and rest assured I have now fell back in love with her, and considering a newer model in due course.
Many thanks, Kev (Derby, Derbyshire)