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" im thinking of buying an Alfa giu... and what should I look for?

Well , how about looking for the threads from the previous posters who also did not have the sense to research the forum because they thought they were the first people ever to consider buying the car that is the subject of the forum. It's just lazy to throw down the gauntlet without at least a cursory glance on here.
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You are John "use the damn search function" 0ofer McKie, and I claim my £5



Can't argue with that, but at least it drives a few posts and a bit of interest.




Out of curiosity, what oil should I use...
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Hostility & mickey taking towards new members is not the way to go, and it is always the old fossils of the forums who are the moaners. I have lost count about the countless "air bag light" posts that have entered the 916 lounge, but all will step in to help.
Why not just quit whinging, and help out the enquirer, no matter how many previous posts there maybe about the subject? If you like posting on here, why not post about your own Giulietta experiences and thoughts?
I can think of two forums right now, who no matter how many times a virtually repeat question is asked, other members will gladly step in and help with an answer. Encouragement should be the order of the day to gain membership, not moaning & whinging.
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It's not that I am not prepared to answer the repeat questions , in fact I do , but there are currently a couple of these threads running concurrently.
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I have to say it doesn't really bother me but I rarely venture into the tech forums on here these days. It does seem a tad lazy to post the same question as the person 3 or 4 threads down but I'm not going to lose sleep over it.
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Surely there's a bit of a research phase when you embark on looking for a new or used car but I suppose it's nice that those who want it done for them are assuming we're a friendly helpful lot!
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Specific searches can be quite difficult. Took me ages to find how to arm alarm on the Spider without the wind setting it off. A week later someone is asking the same question...
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Just point them to the previous thread(s).
Site search isn't as good as it used to be.
But as an "old timer" I can trigger search
hits by using some of my "old timer" AO
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At least they aren't hawking something
or have joined to tell us about their
Tuperware fetish.

Now, about putting really cheap budget tyres
on my car and removing the DPF ...
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Are acceleras okay? I don't drive like a racer they must be
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Acceleras have not been mentioned on the Giulietta area. Perhaps the 159 buyers are different with their budget?
What's the most 159 I can get for my money and then can I get new tyres for it now I've used up all my money?
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On the 147/156/GT section it isn't half as bad as it used to be. It was a rolling repeat of turbo hoses, wishbones, ARB, droplinks, airbag lights, MAF etc.


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What are the best tyres?
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Black ones. If they have a funky pattern in the bit that goes on the road that's better still. If they have a funny name like okey cokey 2000 or dingdong, they are the absolute best.
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What colour should I buy?
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Blue.

I don't like blue.

Then don't buy blue.
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A blue ***** ?
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No , a Guilietta.
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..... BMC CDA.... Will I be able to out accelerate the Enterprise if I fit one of these... GTA forum.

I made that up.
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What's a cheap way to do that?
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You've been reading EwokMoaner.com!
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Doesn't bother me at all

Why get annoyed? - just don't read them.
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We need a buyers guide for the Giulietta like the other lounges. I am happy to write one but won't be able to knock anything together too quickly. My giulietta gave me first hand experience of every single known issue so I feel I am well qualified to write one. May need help with the diesel bit though.
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