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View Poll Results: Maintenance costs in a year?
Under 500 19 47.50%
500 - 1000 12 30.00%
1001 - 2000 7 17.50%
over 2k! Eek! 2 5.00%
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Repair and maintenance costs

Like it or not, Alfas are tarred with the "expensive to run and unreliable" brush tag. Is this a fair analysis?

Road tax, insurance and general servicing aside, how much have you spent on repairs/maintenance to your bella in an average year? I'm not including remaps and upgrades, just worn out bits.
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Mines just needed a new front pipe so far, and that is it. Look after her and all being well, your Bella will look after you
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Oops - should have read the detail first. Probably only about 1k on average... just that that year was off to a bad start :-(
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It's difficult to say really as this year I had the 72k service which is obviously for a V6.

However, my general thoughts on this is that Alfa's aren't particularly expensive to maintain compared to similar spec alternatives
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Its going to be close to the £800+ mark I reckon.

1) To date: Two tyres, wiper blades all round, full service inc brake pads, MOT, New key and programming of same.

2) booked in for cambelt and thermostat on 2Oth Sept.

Only unforseen was when some pillock decided to overhaul the rear wiper motor, and broke the plastic trim panel on the tailgate can't quite recall his name...no..its gone..that was £40 or so inc diesel to go and get it from Lincoln..Oh alright then..I admit it

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Look after her and all being well, your Bella will look after you
Probably right... the big bills this year were mostly issues that should have been picked up earlier, but I was just using a local garage who weren't particularly Alfa specialists.
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Probably 1k - 1.5k for the 145, but it is ten years old now. I don't mind paying out on it at all, its such a great car, worth every penny
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Bit embarassed, to even mention how much in just four and a half years of ownership. Disgusting really,but there you are, don't go far in it.:
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1k plus per year
 
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Mines had near on £3000 spent on it since I've had it, including a new ECU, cambelt, cambelt tensioners, aux belt, aux belt tensioners, front upper wishies, loads of front tyres, brake pads front and rear, loads of oil and filter changes, remap x 2, CDA, MAF, intercooler-inlet manifold pipe, oh and an uprated clutch.

Don't expect much this year coming, touch wood. Car is still for sale
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Lucky I got a warranty, I'd be on the bread line if I had to pay for all the work myself. It's not really good enough for a 3 year old car but it's great fun to drive.

Expensive and unreliable? Yes! But it's a pretty little thing.
 
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A rundown on our beauty: over four and a half years of cosseting her.Take up point 2004.

Oil and Filter. Sump plug seal. Sump Plug.Paraflu.Air Filter. Brake fluid changed. New, correct, battery fitted.

2005.Oil and filter,1 Transverse Link.

2006. Replaced coolant. New oil and filter. Start of season oil and fiter change. Further oil and filter end of season.

2007. Start of season oil and filter.Transmission oil changed,replaced with GL5 fully synthetic. Brake fluid replaced again. Other odds and bobs. Leave you to cost up this nutters expenditure.:So far all DIY'ed. Mad, ain't I??:
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This year got hit for suspension, Lambda, water pump, bit's off cambelt etc so circa £1400.

Seriously skinny piggy bank here
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about £1500 so far this year with another two or three hundred to go. Once that's done though, I don't expect to be spending much for the next three or four years. Had cambelt, pulleys and tensioners, front pipes, lambda sensor, wheel bearing, suspension seating plate and bearing, clutch slave cylinder, brake pipes and dent repair. Just radiator and thermostat to go.
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I rarely hang onto a car for a year so I couldn't really say...
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I had to replace the brake pads and discs, both front and rear, and also front tyres this year, as well as a few other sundries
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Re: Repair and maintenance costs

My old beast has managed:

2002: £1000 (highlight was clutch and gearbox @ £800)
2003: £1100 (Head Gasket @ £600)
2004: £500 (Exhuast, including flexi-pipe @ £400)
2005: £600 (front suspension complete @ £400)
2006: £600 (rear brake calipers, new front discs and new pipes @ £500)
2007: £600 (water pump @ £200)

To be fair to the old beast, it has been to Jupiter and back a couple of times now, so the big cost items are stuff just plain wearing out. All of the big items above lasted at least 120,000 miles.. the water pump (most recent failure) 190,000.


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