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the end of a beautiful relationship?

....well times are tough, the wife has lost her job, & i'm not sure i can justify having a 2ltr 166 anymore, so i'm thinking the un-thinkable, selling the best ALfa i've ever owned.

If anyone's interested, she's a 2000 with 80k miles, belts done in Jan 10, NCT to Jan 12.

Nice full leather interior, couple of marks on bodywork (nothing strange for a 10 yr old though). Oil & filters changed in Jan & June of this year.

Not sure how much they go for, but if i could get 2k (ish) so i could buy a half decent smaller engined car.

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146, 147, 156, 164, 166, GTV - This is becoming a bit obsessive!
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Sorry to hear about that, hopefully you'll be back in an Alfa soon if you do have to sell it
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well was chatting to Mrs T, & told her about my plans to sell the 166, & i was told i wasn't selling the car that i love!!! am i married to a great woman or what!! so my love affair with the 166 continues...
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Two good women in your household there , then again if it happened to me I'd be gone and the car would be kept

I think mark spouse first and car second in your case
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I'm glad to hear you're keeping your car. Your wife sounds like a great lady!

We're in a similar position in our household when we've been thinking on and off to sell and run cheaper cars due to income cuts over the last 18 months But we both feel geez if you love cars and cant drive what you want what's the point in getting up in the morning.??!! Right? Probably not very financially savvy but fe*k it.
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well was chatting to Mrs T, & told her about my plans to sell the 166, & i was told i wasn't selling the car that i love!!! am i married to a great woman or what!! so my love affair with the 166 continues...
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Dont want to disapoint you
But women change their mind every min.
Dont fall for that
she is after something
Next time in town,She asks you to buy her an expensive dress
twice the price of your 166

Only jocking,,What a great wife

Happy for you



.. so my love affair with the 166 continues... .... Keep it quiet She finds out,keeps the 166..you are out..

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I just want them to take my wife , child and mortgage , all i need is a full tank of petrol happy day's !
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well was chatting to Mrs T, & told her about my plans to sell the 166, & i was told i wasn't selling the car that i love!!! am i married to a great woman or what!! so my love affair with the 166 continues...
That's excellent news
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well was chatting to Mrs T, & told her about my plans to sell the 166, & i was told i wasn't selling the car that i love!!! am i married to a great woman or what!! so my love affair with the 166 continues...
see us women do have common sense and are not all 'me me me'

well done Mrs Toby
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Alfa's are bought with your heart not your head and are kept like that. Sure I wouldn't be spending any money on my 156 if I bought it with my head. Glad you are keeping it, it's a rare site to see a red 166.
 
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see us women do have common sense and are not all 'me me me'

well done Mrs Toby
I Thought it was " I I I " but then again what would I know
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well guys in case you've not read it somewhere else, i've come to the conclusion that the 166 has to go, petrol, insurance & tax are simply too expensive when there's only one income in the house, so if anyone wants it feel free to make me an offer. Up on Carzone for €2200, but open to sensible offers
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Needs must bud but hopefully youll be back one of these days , and you dont need an Alfa to stay here , dont be a stranger ok
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been using the wife's Grande Punto (as she has a broken foot & can't drive) for a while-its dirt cheap to run! Took the 166 for a spin last night & boy oh boy will i miss that car!! But hey the market for 166 isn't exactly huge here so i reckon i won't be saying goodbye to the 166 anytime soon! Now just gotta find money for the road tax....
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very odd, whenever i've put any car on Carzone, i've always gotten phone calls from other companies/websites trying to sell me space to advertise the car with them, but this time...nothing!! Its Great!! also i used to always accept e-mails as a reply to my ads, but i've chosen not to this time (yet) as the sheer number of scam e-mails was unreal!
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very odd, whenever i've put any car on Carzone, i've always gotten phone calls from other companies/websites trying to sell me space to advertise the car with them, but this time...nothing!! Its Great!! also i used to always accept e-mails as a reply to my ads, but i've chosen not to this time (yet) as the sheer number of scam e-mails was unreal!
Think thats common enough with carzone and cbg, i've heard all sorts of mad stories, you try the usual donedeal, adverts, octane sites? Special cars need special websites, non alfa heads are afraid of alfas! GRRRRRRRRR
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Just put the car up on Octane.ie
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If it's going to sell anywere it would sell there man.
 
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cool. & am i right in thinking Octane is free??
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yehh I'm sure it is Toby
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