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I am finally edging more closer to owning my very first Alfa. I have 5K just another 3 to go + my car to get me a 2009 159 Diesel.

Probaly will have to play the waiting game for the right one to come along in black with cream leather and low milage.

See if Gary in Tracta can sort me out!
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I am finally edging more closer to owning my very first Alfa. I have 5K just another 3 to go + my car to get me a 2009 159 Diesel.

Probaly will have to play the waiting game for the right one to come along in black with cream leather and low milage.

See if Gary in Tracta can sort me out!
Good man! I'm assuming you're doing it old school and saving up rather than borrowing?
Good for you!!!!
A much more sustainable model.
Do hope you get what you're after.
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Good man! I'm assuming you're doing it old school and saving up rather than borrowing?
Good for you!!!!
A much more sustainable model.
Do hope you get what you're after.
Cheers,

Ya I rather just save it for it and pay it all there and then and have no finance on the car. The amount of people who are trying there level best to get me to change my mind is getting annoying.

I am 25 next year so I rather have it while I am young and hopefully wont have any major problems with the car.

This DPF issue seems to be the biggest problem of all on the 159, should I really get it removed?
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Cheers,

Ya I rather just save it for it and pay it all there and then and have no finance on the car. The amount of people who are trying there level best to get me to change my mind is getting annoying.

I am 25 next year so I rather have it while I am young and hopefully wont have any major problems with the car.

This DPF issue seems to be the biggest problem of all on the 159, should I really get it removed?
Smile and politely ignore them!
I think do some (a lot of) research on the DPF before committing to removing it.
Often that treatment stuff they use to clear them out does the trick.
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I was 28 before I got my first Alfa , and havent driven anything else since 1999 . So Buy it you wont regret it
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I was 28 before I got my first Alfa , and havent driven anything else since 1999 . So Buy it you wont regret it
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Roll on early next year
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Here's to that plan coming together , you could get a real nice Alfa for present savings amount , just a thought
Folks telling you not to will be envious when you do and who cares as you will be smiling driving .
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Here's to that plan coming together , you could get a real nice Alfa for present savings amount , just a thought
Folks telling you not to will be envious when you do and who cares as you will be smiling driving .
My car is an 05 Leon and want to go up at least 4 years and a 09 Diesel is about 10K probably go down next year again hopefully. Tax on Diesel is 447 but not to bad as I am paying 365 so no major difference. My insurance will only be extra 100 or so as I work for AxA.

Ya I want to buy it to prove them all wrong!!
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Wise man .
Therese a similar color leon to mine in Aldi car park that looks a little like a 147 ish , when i park next to it i'll get a pic .
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Fair play on holding out and saving I regret not doing the same when I was your age, if I had of been a bit more patient I would have been debt free for the next 3 years and who knows I might of changed my mind and bought a 147 instead of a god awful and dangerously slow '00 1.4 golf
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Cheers,

Ya I rather just save it for it and pay it all there and then and have no finance on the car. The amount of people who are trying there level best to get me to change my mind is getting annoying.

I am 25 next year so I rather have it while I am young and hopefully wont have any major problems with the car.

This DPF issue seems to be the biggest problem of all on the 159, should I really get it removed?
I was 25 when I bought my black 159 diesel. I bought in the UK to get the spec I wanted. It was my biggest purchase ever, but reckoned I wont be buying a house for a long time, so might as well buy something I can enjoy for a few years. Still havent looked back. I had the dpf internals removed on mine, but regret not getting the EGR delete at the same time.
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good on ya Dan, keep saving.. i would have done the same but wanted out of the levin asap.. lol.. ah its only 3k im in for so im happy enough.
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I've been driving an Alfa since 19 and im 24 now and it's just getting better and more fun the next thing I want tho is something Italian but I am not sure what.
 
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I've been driving an Alfa since 19 and im 24 now and it's just getting better and more fun the next thing I want tho is something Italian but I am not sure what.
you can get a Masaratti 3200 for like 7k now. or there was a Ferrari Daytona convertible on carzone for 15k. failing that. Fiat coupe turbo (tune it to 500whp)

Dan might have to get you to quote me on the new motor when its up... give me a shout during the week so i know what im looking at price wise.
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That Daytona is a kit car replica as far as I know
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That Daytona is a kit car replica as far as I know
It's a Mondial not a Daytona and I think you're mixing it up with the MR2 based 308 replica.
It looks a genuine Ferrari to me but will still be VRTable so factor that into one's budget!
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It's a Mondial not a Daytona and I think you're mixing it up with the MR2 based 308 replica.
It looks a genuine Ferrari to me but will still be VRTable so factor that into one's budget!
I saw that as well but there actually is a navy replica convertible Daytona knocking about as well.
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I saw that as well but there actually is a navy replica convertible Daytona knocking about as well.
So you're just colour blind then Gav?
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you can get a Masaratti 3200 for like 7k now. or there was a Ferrari Daytona convertible on carzone for 15k. failing that. Fiat coupe turbo (tune it to 500whp)

Dan might have to get you to quote me on the new motor when its up... give me a shout during the week so i know what im looking at price wise.
Ruairi,

You have my number, I already have your details just need the cars reg make/model
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Fiat Coupe. yumm. Or if you're not as fat as I am, a Barchetta.
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Fiat Coupe. yumm. Or if you're not as fat as I am, a Barchetta.
Theres a nice Coope for sale on Octane bud, looks very decent.
 
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Ruairi,

You have my number, I already have your details just need the cars reg make/model
no worries ill give you a shout this week if i can...
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