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advice on a crap looking alfa

hi,

2005 05 Reg Alfa 156 1.9 litre JTD Turismo

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ok so it is bottom of the range

but the killer is IVORY MIST


what;s it worth - and is it feasible to spray the cow into a nice colour?
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

spray it black, chuck a spoiler on the back, nice alloys, tint the windows,
a few wicked stickers here n there and you might get it looking as good as mine or if you dont want the hassle of a re-spray just go for a vehicle wrap! might even work out cheaper for ya hun
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stop looking at me
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who? me?
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stick spoiler on the boot lid and wrap it to look like Tomo's WTCC car....

But what I wanna know is who's responsible for ordering it in such a pants colour in the first place, I bet it sat in the dealers pound for months.....
 
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

they got one in lyles that colour as well, been there donkey`s but its
an 04 veloce
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

Rover 45 would be valid in that colour, granted.

Not an Alfa, surely!!!
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

Why not just trade it in against one you do like?
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What he said
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Park it against a mondeo of the same year, and then decide
 
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What he said too!
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I've got a company one sitting outside my house (i wont let it on the drive) and I would rather have my 2001 156 than the 07 version Mondeo
 
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MONDEO!! please dont swear on this website
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

Respsraying an Ivory Mist car to something else would cost more than it's worth unless you do not ever intend selling the car.
It is not just a case of spraying the outside, you would need to spray under the bonnet including the engine bay etc etc etc.
If it is dirt cheap and you are leaving the colour Ivory Mist then ok but otherwise, run, do not walk to a car the colour you want.....
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Of course if the car is really cheap, you could stick some advertising on it and pretend your a rep.....
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I'm not even sure what colour/shade ivory mist is?
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

I like it.
It's a sort of beige/gold metalic combo.

I almost bought a GT that colour.

A decent respray to change the entire colour of a car would cost upwards of £2000.
As Stori says, you're looking at shutlines too, so it's doors off, bonnet and boot off, windows out before you even start flatting back the exisiting colour.
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Re: advice on a crap looking alfa

This is confusing me. I thought that was the colour of my car.
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and also the colour they used to initially advertise the facelifted 156
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Is it?
And is it really crap?

I may have to get rid of it....
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I like it.
It's a sort of beige/gold metalic combo.

I almost bought a GT that colour.
I like it too, much better than boring old red or black....

There is a member here with a GT in this very colour.
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This is confusing me. I thought that was the colour of my car.
Image of My Alfa 156 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
and also the colour they used to initially advertise the facelifted 156
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Is it?
And is it really crap?

I may have to get rid of it....
I dont mind that colour on your links. I wouldnt have one in that colour myself but then im still in me 20's and im guessing it may appeal to people a bit older. Hope i havnt offended anyone there, u know what i mean.

Thing is tho S.I.F., any 156 (or any alfa from the last 10 years for that matter) can be made to look good (providing that the owner likes his own colour) by just lowering it a touch, u dont need daft spoilers or body kits cos the shapes are sublime to start with. A slight lowering just enhances this. And if ur feeling flush, a set of well thought out and chosen, 17'' alloys. And then u have a real beaut!! Simple.
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I dont mind that colour on your links. I wouldnt have one in that colour myself but then im still in me 20's and im guessing it may appeal to people a bit older. Hope i havnt offended anyone there, u know what i mean.

I am indeed a lot older, in fact way too old to be offended
But have I got the colour right? Logbook just says "beige"
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u dont need daft spoilers
oi you!

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A slight lowering just enhances this.
Since when have you ever slightly lowered a car? I think the word is 'slammed'
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I like it
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Since when have you ever slightly lowered a car? I think the word is 'slammed'
Haha, youve got a point there like Pud, but as i said I'm a (young, daft) lad in my 20's who is quite particular about cars, mods and their aesthetics and doesnt mind compromising practicality for this.
I may be wrong but i'm guessing Steve would mind a practical compromise, being a bit older with wife and kids and possibly requiring more ride comfort.
I dont give a *&^%, my passengers can break their backs for all i care. Teehee.
As it happens tho, i think the ride on my slammed (not as much as i'd like tho, but theres still time yet) car running on 233-35-19's isnt half as bad as i thought it was gonna be, its almost comfortable, honestly. I dont know if my judgement has been jaded since i put them on but it seems fine to me. I'll demonstrate to ya next time i see ya.
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I'll demonstrate to ya next time i see ya.
Yeah, I wouldn't mind another ride in it, see if it is better than mine..

I dunno if its just me, but sometimes my car rides better than at other times.. Did you find that when you owned it? Sometimes it knocks going over rough roads and speedbumps, but sometimes its as quiet as a mouse. My girlfriend's street is heavily pot-holed, and sometimes the ride over it is noticeably smoother than it is at othertimes. This is with same tyre pressures etc. Quite weird behaviour really

Even my girlfriend has noticed this, and mentioned it without me even bringing it up, and she knows nothing about cars etc ("they have 4 wheels and come in a variety of different colours" Bless her)

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