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500 Miles in my 147

Just got back from visiting family over the new year. I drove 500 miles in the 147 and the journey from South to North Wales along the A470 in a 147 was great. Anyone who knows this road will understand how a 147 can make rapid progress and was able to overtake any slow moving traffic with ease.

I have to say the alfa didn't miss a beat and returned 35-36 mpg over the 500 miles it covered and more interestingly didn't use any oil in spite of some spirited driving. The car was very comfortable on a long distance cruise and the car feels a lot smoother now. Dont know if this is anything to do with a long drive but the engine does feel smoother and more responsive. Would be interested to know if a long journey does 'clean' the engine?

All in all the 147 coped with the journey better than any of the other cars i have owned and more importantly without any fuss or warning lights coming on!

Oh and before i forget, despite all those hours in the car i only saw 5 other Alfas. Yes 5 Alfas in 500 miles and god knows how many hours. Exclusive or what?
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Re: 500 Miles in my 147

Lucky man!
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Re: 500 Miles in my 147

I know the A470 well, great road, like many in Wales. Still a place to enjoy driving

On long distance drives, I traveled over 1000 miles from Narbonne in the south of France to the welsh borders in a day last year. Left at seven in the morning and got back just before eleven at night, just in time to buy a pint of milk from Spar before it shut. The 156 Sprtwgn can do no wrong by me since then, I'll forgive her any of her foibles.
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