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  1. Buying a high mileage QV

    Alfa Giulia
    I've been keeping tabs on used QV prices to see if I can squeeze myself into QV ownership next year. Prices have generally held strong with a few slowly coming to £37-38k mark. Recently a high mileage (70k) Giulia QV popped up on auto trader...
  2. buying parts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all been lurking here for a while now and tomorrow(friday) i pick up a 159.. cant wait . as i am not near any alfa specialist i will probably have to source many parts online. My local shop said he will try to order what he can but they dont stock anything alfa. One of the first jobs will be...
  3. Buying 159 1.9jtdm

    Introduce Yourself
    A great forum with loads of useful tips. Am sure i willbe on here again soon.
  4. Newbie keen on buying a 159

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello there, New to this forum and to AR in general, but I've been living in Italy and watching the carabinieri tooling around in their 159s. I want one. Keen on learning more though, and maybe finding my car on here. Not looking to buy immediately but in a few months. I live in Dublin now...
  5. Buying car advice – mix of miles and kilometres common for Mito?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Everyone, Currently, I am looking to buy an Alfa Giulietta or Mito with a £5k limit (I am a Vauxhall owner and never owned an Alfa Romeo before so i hope this doesn't sound too stupid). I have been looking for about 3 weeks now and have been to see a few different Alfa’s (Yes I am being...
  6. Advice on buying 3.2 GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been looking at dipping my toe into Alfa ownership for a while now and found myself looking at GT 3.2 V6s. There's a few kicking around on ebay and auto trader at the moment, it seems £4k gets you into one that's a bit tired and the top end is around £7k. Many of them seem to have had...
  7. Did I do the right thing? Not buying GTV V6

    General Alfa Discussion
    Have been developing a strong need for a GTV V6 recently, having previously owned a 156 and a 33 16v and now have some spare funds for a weekend car. Saw a nice looking ph1, knew it had a few age related issues (117k miles) but recent cambelt and clutch got me interested. Priced just over £3k...
  8. Is it worth buying a CODE card, or just reverse engineering things?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    One of the keys for my 156 has been lost, and I don't like having only one key that can disarm the alarm. I've already found what I need to retrieve the immo pin for adding new transponders but for the alarm and central locking, is it worth doing the same, or should I just try and find a stealer...
  9. Looking for some advice on buying a used Giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone So right now I have a 1.4L Grande Punto, which I've had since I passed my test 7 years ago. I'm looking to get another car, and the Giulietta is my first choice. I have a few questions though. Firstly, I live in an area with a lot of hills, and often drive it around town. But...
  10. Buying advice

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello everyone,I own a Alfa 147,and while it's still going,I feel soon I'll have to look for something else. Mine is a '07,petrol,and has just made it to 70.000 miles. Minor niggles,but the road tax is way too much,and considering the age,I would go for a newer,smaller model,hence the Mito...
  11. Buying advice

    Alfa Giulietta
    Evening guys, I’m looking to buy a 1.8tbi cloverleaf. What are the main things to look out for? Below are two cars im going to view. What are your thoughts on them and their price point? Thanks I just found a great car on Auto Trader...
  12. Thinking of buying S1 Duetto from the US

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi all, I live here in the UK but have been doing some research on Duettos for a while. I've found one that looks quite original which is located in the US which I was thinking of shipping over here. I've got a company who will do a pre purchase inspection for me, and lots of pictures - but...
  13. What's stopping you buying an electric car?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Is it the high price of initial purchase? Is it concerns over range? Is it a lack of re-charging infrastructure when out & about? Is it unproven total cost of ownership? For me it is definitely the latter. I could stretch to a higher priced car if I felt it was a good long term purchase. I...
  14. Buying a Giulietta Sportiva TCT - worried about gearbox

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi folks! First post here and a bit of a car newbie so please bear with me. I'm looking at buying a used Giulietta and came across a pretty nice spec 2013 Sportiva trim (1.4 petrol, 170bhp with a TCT). It's done 70k miles with FSH and looks in pretty tip top shape (intact bodywork, rims, clean...
  15. Looking at buying this Alfa 147 GTA

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, I’m getting back in to Alfa ownership after a space a few years. Does anybody know of this car? It’s for sale on autotrader. Regards
  16. Buying guide for 159sw 3.2

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys I am thinking of buying a 3.2 sw what are the things to look out for, it has lowish Kms and will come with 12 months warranty..Iam not new to Alfa ownership as I have a 1.9 GT which I bought new 11 yes ago and apart from consumables has caused no concerns so hopefully the 3.2 will be the...
  17. Buying a 156.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, as a previous owner of a 2.0 ts 155, I am looking at a 156 to get me back into the alfa family. Have been to view a 2.0ts veloce 156 today, 51plate, 74k miles. Cosmetically nice and clean (door seals need replacing, centre binnacle has a crack below the ashtray), engine is nice and...
  18. Buying your Alfa Romeo

    South Scotland
    Hi Everyone, I'm conducting some research about Alfa Romeo in Scotland with a view to opening a small business selling used Alfa and Fiat. Everyone I know who has an Alfa (5 people) have had to travel to buy it. The average so far is 249 miles from a small sample size. Can everyone (who can...
  19. Thinkin of buying a 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    HI! I just sold my Spider and now I´m thinking of buying a 159 for a daily driver. Should I? What to look for when searching? Wjhat are the typical faults?
  20. I’m 90% on the way to buying my first Alfa for 10 years

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It’s been a long time since I found myself in a tree in my 156 on an icy day. After dabbling in lesser cars for over ten years I’m ready for another Alfa. The best car I had in these last ten years is a Saab 9000 aero. Amazing but engine block had cracks after 250,000 miles. So can anyone give...