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shiny_car 40 40.40%
Nicky 13 13.13%
David P 12 12.12%
Mr Orange 9 9.09%
Rarebear 1 1.01%
Tanuki 2 2.02%
BigGinge 4 4.04%
Sirocco 5 5.05%
Rush 7 7.07%
Ricey13 6 6.06%
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AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

Dear fellow AOers,

Here is the poll for the 147, 156 and GT lounge. You may vote once, for the car you prefer.

The entrants are (we've had to select 10 - apologies to the ones that didn't make it ) ....
  1. shiny car, GT 3.2, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/...3eb3cb87_o.jpg
  2. Nicky,156,https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...1&d=1208473496
  3. David P, 147,2008 147 Lusso - Alfa Romeo Images
  4. Mr. Orange, 156,http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...zon-side01.jpg
  5. Rarebear, 156, https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...-156spring.jpg
  6. Tanuki, GT, https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/aogal...m/IMG_1107.jpg
  7. BigGinge, 147, https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...ations-147.jpg
  8. Sirocco, 147 TS,https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...1&d=1208993217
  9. Rush, 156, https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac..._monstro_3.jpg
  10. Ricey13, GT,https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...1&d=1209221181


Entrants may add up to five more photographs to further their cause, preferably using thumbnails rather than links to off site hosting.

Voters - remember you have nine other polls to vote in! You've got two weeks to vote

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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

Here are a few more pics
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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

Here are some pics of my 147!

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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

Here are 4 photos of my 156 - I might add another later on

The car is a 2.5 V6 Sport Pack 3 model, with solid black paint, side skirts, full black momo leather interior, carbon fibre effect centre console, orange/grey dials and a Zender boot lip rear spoiler. On top of this I've added 17" genuine Alfa Supersport alloys with Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD-3 tyres, GTA-style headlights, crystal/black side repeaters (to match the headlights, hehe), a GTA intake pipe and a twin-60mm CSC backbox, giving it a lovely deep rumble at low revs and a screaming rasp at the top end. It's also got an Alpine IDA-x001 head unit with full iPod control. Last week the car was fitted with a Q2 limited slip differential, and now has immense amounts of grip in the corners.

I bought my 156 in October, having been looking for the very particular spec I'd had in mind for a few months. I was in fact looking for a 2.0TS, but when this V6 came along ticking all the other boxes - including price - I couldn't really not buy it. And indeed I'm lucky to have it - having bought it blind off ebay (d'oh), the first time I went to see it it wouldn't go above 4,000rpm. I made a topic about the problem on here, just out of curiosity, and it turned out that the MAF was dead. The seller got it fixed at his own expense and then sold it to me for the same price the next week, after having some interest from our very own Darren-"I change my cars more often than my underwear"-156, who kindly didn't buy it as I'd seen it first It certainly makes a nice change from the dead silver 1.8 I had on axle stands on my drive this time last year, but the less said about that one the better!

Some of you may have seen it at Auto Italia at Brooklands on Saturday, or at Spring Alfa Day in Chatham a couple of weeks ago. Every time I drive my car it makes me smile, and hopefully some of you will like it nearly as much as I do and decide to send your one precious vote in its direction
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You're just biased against us big wingers......
 
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I didn't realise a story would help, I'll have to think of one and post again later

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I didn't realise a story would help, I'll have to think of one and post again later

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We don't know yet whether it helps or not
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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

I didn't make it through!

But neither did Roswell, so that cheers me up a bit!
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Mr O's Amazon wins for me
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Some pics from me
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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

I don't see the value of this poll if almost half the nominated cars have been excluded.
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I don't see the value of this poll if almost half the nominated cars have been excluded.
Looks less like a competition and more like a one horse race from here

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I don't see the value of this poll if almost half the nominated cars have been excluded.
As per the rules (same as last year) we had to whittle the field down to 10. Some had to go

For next year, we'll try to figure out the software needed to run polls with more than 10 entries
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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

thanks everyone who is voting for my car! i REALLY appreciate it.

here are some details:

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*Australian-spec 3.2L V6 GT, build date 2004, first registered 2006; i am the first owner, bought as a 'demo' model with 1,300km; currently travelled approx 13,500km
*Kyalami Black with Red Leather interior
*standard features include: xenon headlights + washers, climate pack, winter pack, Bose stereo with CD changer, height-adjustable passenger seat, rear parking sensors

modifications
*suspension: Eibach Pro Kit springs + KONI Sport adjustable dampers; modified front damper fitment into suspension fork for lowered stance; Weicher's aluminium front strut brace
*wheels: ATP Tecnoforming 19x8.5" custom spec'd for 5x98mm PCD, +35mm offset; Toyo Proxes4 225/35 tyres
*Q2 LSD
*Mille Miglia backbox exhaust with 2x 75mm tips
*exterior cosmetic: front repeaters to 'clear', smoked side repeaters, short 156(update)-style roof antenna, 'debadged' of GT, Bertone, clear lacquer on rear brake calipers, unique 'ALFA.GT' registration plates
*interior cosmetic: MOMO Pitstop brake lever + gaitor
*ICE: in progress, full custom stereo upgrade including Optima Blue Top battery, custom underbonnet wiring + fuseholders, Alpine CDA-9885R headunit + KCE-300BT bluetooth adaptor + iPod KCE-422i cable, modified dashtop ventilation housing for 4" centre channel speaker, sound deadened + sealed doors, Dynaudio MW160GT 6.5" woofers; (pending: morel Supremo Picollo tweeters in custom mirror sail panel pods, Alpine F1 Status digital processor + amplifier, audison VRx series amplifiers, 4x CD changers, Image Dynamics IDMAX12 subwoofer, custom boot installation)

detailing products
*Metabo random orbital polisher + Lake Country CCS-series pads
*Menzerna PO85RD3.01 Intensive Polish (swirls) + Menzerna PO106FF Final Finish (high gloss polish)
*Pinnacle Paint Cleansing Lotion (prewax) + Pinnacle Souveran Wax Paste
*Duragloss Water Spot Remover (glass), Turtlewax Tyre Black (tyres), Poorboy's Natural Look (interior plastics), Zaino Z9 (leather), Autoglym Bumper Care (exterior black plastics)

i love my car. it is the second alfa i have owned - previously had a TS 156. the GT is always garaged, hardly ever sees rain (cos i avoid it!), and repeatedly detailed. my ICE install is an ongoing project, and future mods planned for the coming months include ASSO rear suspension lower-arms, and Mille Miglia backbox exhaust

thanks for reading. attached are a selection of photos.

EDIT 15/05/08: new pics loaded: mobile phone external antenna removed from windscreen (now has internal antenna), short 156-esque radio antenna shown, new Mille Miglia backbox exhaust fitted


GT . 3.2 . Q2 . Kyalami Black - Red . Eibach . KONI . ASSO . ATP 19" . TAROX . FERODO . Mille Miglia exhaust
155 . 2.0 8V TS . Grigio Grey - Grey . H&R coilover . Enkei 17" . TAROX . GOODRIDGE . REMUS
75 . 3.0 . Alfa Red - Grey

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I've seen Shiny's car and he certainly lives up to his name. His care and attention to detail is nothing short of amazing. I honestly think it must be the best GT in the world. So he gets my vote.
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How fast?!?!
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Voted Shiney.

Really nice looking and modded.

The centre console colours nearly had me change my mind but you can tell the attention lavished makes it a worthy choice.
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Can't believe your car didn't make it ... I went through the list looking for it (as I knew I was going to vote for yours) ...
Cheers Chris. Looks like Shiny_car's GT is going to win it anyway though.. It does look gorgeous!

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Voted for Tanuki's (who I nominated). It's a real beauty for the number of miles covered (almost 90K)... love the wet look shine on a black GT. Well cared for and loved.
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Re: AO Car of the Year 2008: 147, 156 & GT Lounge (2)

I just added a few new pics of my car after a wash & detarring

Spec of car is as follows:

January 2008 Alfa Romeo 147 Lusso 3Dr 1.6 TS .
Montecarlo Blue .
Black Alfatex .
Sunroof .
17" Supersports with Bridgestone Potenza .
Cruise Control .
Winter Pack .
Comfort Pack .
Sports Suspension .
GTA Rear Spoiler .
Alfa Linea Sideskirts .
Ipod Kit .
AO sticker .

This is my 3rd Alfa Romeo 147 & the best yet, I really love the colour & have never seen another the same on the roads here in Ireland.

Anyway thanks to the people who nominated & seconded my car for the competition & thanks to all who vote/d for my car. I thank you & my car thanks you.

Also Good Luck to everyone else in this & the other poles

P.S. VOTE No. 1 Blueeee
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Shiny car has this wrapped up, but for the hell of it, I've posted my meagre collection of photos. I've just realised I have bugger all of my GT.
Time to remedy that.

Pleased a fellow Aussie has the best looking GT on AO.
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