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Picked up the 20v 156 sw

I love it.

Picked it up from JCL earlier on today and have just been wafting around at 1900 rpm in 6th, at about 50mpg, with the occasional blast of massive torque just to annoy people behind me, air con on, Radio nova blaring, cruise control set, feet on the dash.

to say im happy with it would be an understatement
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Congrats on your new Alfa, the 156SW does look good
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congrats and well wear
enjoy the fun....
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Grumble grumble. Well wear and it was good to see no wheel spin out of the yard. Be sure and use that cruise. The ton is not very far away when wafting along listening to RTE1 on an empty road.
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Grumble grumble. Well wear and it was good to see no wheel spin out of the yard. Be sure and use that cruise. The ton is not very far away when wafting along listening to RTE1 on an empty road.

it certainly is deceptively fast.
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very nice, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it
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very nice, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it
sure your miles away. no hope of seeing me
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Nice one Lenny Now get yourself to a meet one if these days!!
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Congrats Lenny! beautiful car and plenty of horses under the whip. Enjoy and looking forward to seeing her at an AO meet..
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Nice one Lenny with all this MPG you'll have to get yourself to a meet now
 
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yeah - i really have no excuse for not going to a meet now, do i. i could bring the 75 on a trailer....
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Well wear lenny.

Now you have an Estate you have no excuse not to call over and collect the bicycle. !
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yeah - i really have no excuse for not going to a meet now, do i. i could bring the 75 on a trailer....
..maybe you could swing around my place for the 164 ?

she look lovely lenny, good luck with her..
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Nice one Lenny with all this MPG you'll have to get yourself to a meet now
All the best with your motor - great choice!

As above, just don't fight it. It's like buying your first Alfa. You won't regret it!
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so when is the next meet?

after a week and about 1000 miles, the computer (very optimistically) says i'm averaging 61.4 mpg!!!!!

I doubt very much thats true, but even if its 20% out, thats still about 50 mpg!
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Nice purchase Lenny, I'll keep my eye out for you
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so when is the next meet?

after a week and about 1000 miles, the computer (very optimistically) says i'm averaging 61.4 mpg!!!!!

I doubt very much thats true, but even if its 20% out, thats still about 50 mpg!
Next meet is the Irish festival of speed at the end of the month Lenny
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Next meet is the Irish festival of speed at the end of the month Lenny
wont make that so. Ill be on me holliers!!

@ mysterio - i could probably get more if i tried!! thats 75 mph on cruise control.
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Fair play Lenny. I met JCL and took that car for a good test drive before deciding it wasn't for me. I'm glad it found a good home.
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my younger sister was very interested in that 2.4JTD, if she had know it could have been bought for 4g's she would have at her place. you are a lucky man Lenny
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so, an update after about 4 weeks of ownership.

When I bought the car it needed a couple of things. JCL was up front about the few jobs, so there were no surprises. I was away on holidays for the last couple of weeks, so left the car in to have the work done.
Aswell as a wheel bearing, alternator (whiney bearing) CV boot and a tie rod, I had all belts and pulleys (timing and auxillary belt, and tensioner) changed.

I picked the car up the other day and was finally able to clearly hear the 5 cylinder growl without the whine in the background. Its glorious, and will surely impact on my mpg, as I aim for that redline

The car was doing about 62.8 average indicated mpg, mostly on motorways. I hadnt done any proper calculations from brim to brim, but filled it today, so will be interested to see how I get on. I expect about 50 mpg, which is great.

As a motorway cruiser, its great. Stick the cruise on at 75mph, and waft along in 6th gear, see a gap, accelerate and before you know it your by whatever the obstacle was. One problem I have encountered tho, is that it would be very very easy to exceed the speed limit (by quite a bit) without noticing. The cruise control I think will be a licence saver!

Anyway, 1500 miles after buying it, I'm still enjoying it. Roll on tomorrow so I can drive to work!
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was looking good at C&C this morning Lenny, hope the next time we meet you will be in the 75
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