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Pick up my 156 today :-)

Getting my first alfa today, picking it up at lunchtime and currently failing to do any work...

Is it lunchtime yet...?
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I remember picking up my first alfa just over a year ago. I couldn't stop smiling!

Oh wait, I'm still smiling!
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best of luck
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Good luck mate... Once bitten forever smitten.
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Hopefully the first of many, good luck matey
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Good luck and post some pics
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I remember getting both my Alfa's first one made the journey from GAtwick to Brighton on the train seem like 6 hours.....

second one i picked up at lunchtime, had to go early by 30 mins as was doing nothing!
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My first journey was a saturday morning train down to Ashford to pick up the twinspark. I had such a great drive on the way back.
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i pick mine up on sunday at 10:30, my first alfa, 36 hours and counting
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Mine has just bent me over and shafted me with a very large financial pole and I still love it
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Picked up my first Alfa after work, drove the 12 miles home then walked into my house, turned around got back into the car and drove around for the next hour
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I picked mine up at 6:30pm at night in november, so was pitch black. I had bought two days before, but, it needed an MOT and they guy I bought it off said he would put it through for me.

So, two says later, picked it up from Bristol with the assistance of my father, we then raced back to his house (just north of Cardiff) doing a steady 80 all the way. My car doing 54mpg his only 48mpg, ha ha

P.S. I was smiling all the way and I think I slept with a smile that night
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Got my first one six months ago and I'm still grinning now, even the dog sniffs the tailgate every night after his walk! Enjoy it plenty!
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even the dog sniffs the tailgate every night after his walk! Enjoy it plenty!
Thats because the ***** next door (canine) has just p**sed up it!!
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Mine has just bent me over and shafted me with a very large financial pole and I still love it
Was your gearbox servicable in the end then, or did you need a replacement?
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Was your gearbox servicable in the end then, or did you need a replacement?
I got a replacement in the end.
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Thats because the ***** next door (canine) has just p**sed up it!!
Only cos she's jealous tho, she has to ride about in a Honda!
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They are lovely cars, enjoy
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11 hours to go
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30 mins
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My first journey was a saturday morning train down to Ashford to pick up the twinspark. I had such a great drive on the way back.
OA got my 166 from a private seller in Ashford almost 6 years ago this July! & still loving it. Was yours from a dealer (Northgate?) mine was serviced there.....
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One week and a 1000miles later... :-)

Going back to the dealer for a new thermostat as its overcooling on the motorway, I've worked out how the Alfa Ipod connector works and it needs a good clean. Great car! Quick and economical! Oh and it comfortably out ran my dad's new A3 turbo diesel :-)
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Thermostat is a very common problem an all Alfa's (and Fiats). You should get even better MPG with it fixed.

I am glad you are loving it. Which engine did you say it was?
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Its a 2.4 diesel 20v, its sort of stealth fast it doesn't seem so quick but everything disappears backwards in the mirrors. I had a MR2 before and you had to work to make it quick this ones just sort of fast everywhere
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