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Thumbs Up Buy 147 to play with or upgrade 156sw?

Ive been looking for a change for a while now but I do love the smiles I get from my alfa. I have been considering changing my 156sw for a 147 to play with but as you lot probably know more than me would you bother or are there bits I can do to my 156 to make it even more fun... its the 1.8twinspark by the way..

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The 156 sw is a better car. More practical and handles better as it has better weight distribution so good for trackdays.

Engine: Engine mods are hard as there isn't a huge amount to which give massive gains unless you spend big cash. Exhaust and a remap will give you a bit.
Suspension: coilovers(KW's), eibach arbs, polybushed suspension, strut braces etc
Brakes: brembo brakes from a GTA or a GTV, braided lines

Have you considered a 1.9 16v DRV the can be made very quick with little money. BTW I swaped from a 1.9 to a GTA at your age but when I went from my 1.8 to my 1.9 at 19 my insurance didn't change ( I only mention it as you said last night about your age etc)


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I think shes going to be staying for a little while yet... shes done me proud for the last 18months and with the money ive spent (only general maintenance to be fair timing belt, brakes, bushes new rad wheel bearings etc) it would seem silly to get shut and start over on the same jobs.. haha...

Ive been toying with the idea of a diesel and ive had diesels before (admittedly not alfas) and they just havent been as much fun... theres something about the noise you just dont get the same from a diesel...

Mot due next month so I was thinking next job maybe a decat pipe and new exhaust any ideas welcome...
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