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I only went to browse....honest !

Hi All,

Them blooming Alfa dealers. I only went to look at the Blackline and before I know it I had traded in my 18month old JTD GT and bought the new 2.0JTS Blackline !!

Damn them and their superb cars.

Waiting for confirmed delivery date now but looking like the end of the month and I can't wait.

Think I was quite lucky as there are not many 2 litre blacklines left at the moment.

So watch out, my new dark bella will be flying past you soon :-)
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Well done that man. Great choice of car

And your right, there are not that many JTS Blacklines about. Plenty of the oil burners though. Exclusivity
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well done sir good choice.
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Ha ha I like it...I nearly did the same thing a couple of months back. I stood strong though!
 
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Hi - I'm sure you won't regret it! Got mine back in Sept.07 & I'm delighted!

Had two punctures on the 18" tyres already though!!

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Great choice. I wish I could afford one...
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Great choice. Enjoy it!
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Excellent - Enjoy!

I was tempted after visiting my local dealer to check out the 1.8 blackline and 159 1.8 Quaranta. I loved the bargain £17k of both cars - My wife and the salesman ruled out the GT as we need to use the back for kids. I liked the 159 anyway but when I drove the 1.8 I changed my mind! - I am used to the old 1.8 TS (as in GT) but the 159's GM derived unit was not exciting enough (heavy car) but probably me just spoiled with the V6!

Any reason why you went for the petrol JTS after owning a JTD? - Not many return from the dark side!

Gone but not forgotten - 164 3.0 12v - 156 1.8 SP1 - 164 3.0 24v - 156 SW 1.8 SP3 - 166 Super - 166 3.2 Ti - Brera SV JTDM - 156GTA - 147GTA - 147GTA - 156GTA. Current Giulietta QV
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I'm not jealous - Git
Enjoy the GT very nice
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Nice choice

I too am curious why you went to a petrol after the JTD?
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I did the same with my first 159 only went to have a look and ended up buying one. Good luck with the Blackline they are a smart looking car
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Sounds like a great move, well done!!! I'd have swapped you for the GT
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Good man - enjoy.

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Excellent car & well done for ditching the derv

The JTS engine is a belter, once the miles build up. Watch for oil useage and only use 10/60 fully synthetic
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You'll love it. I've had my blackline 2.0 jts, previously having a coal fired megane for 3 years, i'd forgot how much fun driving was.
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Damn!! I'm visiting the dealer on Thursday-just browsing-honest
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You'll love it. I've had my blackline 2.0 jts for a month, previously having a coal fired megane for 3 years.The GT sounds awesome. I'd forgotten how much fun driving was.
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not sure how i managed to post that twice? Maybe it was the gin ;-)
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Congrats on the blackline
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Nice car the blacklines are very cool.
 
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Excellent choice.Lots of pics please
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Re: I only went to browse....honest !

A red 159 Ti had my wallet twitching... but I ran out of the showroom so didn't sucumb!


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A red 159 Ti had my wallet twitching... but I ran out of the showroom so didn't sucumb!


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Re: I only went to browse....honest !

Dougie166 - I changed as I no longer do high mileage, and if I'm honest, whilst I loved the fuel economy and the torque, it just never felt right being in a diesel coupe. I loved my old car, but I just wanted a proper 'sports car' and for me that involves a petrol engine.

Oh I also wanted to do my bit for global warming as well ;-)
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I'll also make sure I put up some pics when it arrives. I thought I would have had it by now, but still waiting. It's apparantly going through Alfa QA at the moment, so hopefully I'll have some news soon. Last update was that I'd have it towards the end of the month.

Also don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the diesel at all. Really liked it but I have always wanted a proper petrol sports car. This is the first step, with the next being the 3.2 V6 !! (Ok I know I'll never get that one past the wife !)
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