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  1. Any else embarrassed by the turning circle of their Alfa

    General Alfa Discussion
    I am regularly aware that I look like a complete novice driver when I try and do a sharp u turn from a main road onto a parallel small road that runs alongside shops. I sigh to myself when I have to make the turn with a car parked right on the end and have to do at least one reverse to get...
  2. Turning Circle of an Oil Tanker...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is it normal? Appreciate my car is 13 years old, but the steering is seriously heavy and unresponsive - I mean, REALLY bad, to the point where I have to carefully assess a parking space before choosing to be sure I can get out of it.... :eek::o
  3. Turning circle

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is it me or does the GTV has absolutely pants turning circle? When I was driving with my mates, they were laughing at the GTV saying how bad the turning circle is... and I cannot agree more. Not sure if it is the car is just poorly engineered or there is a problem ? I find myself needing to do a...
  4. Turning circle

    Alfa GTA
    Ok, what is up with that ? Why does the Alfa 156 GTA have such a monstrous turning circle ? Parking a GTA in a McDonalds carpark is like maneuvering a super tanker in a bathtub. Is there a mod to fix this ? I would love to keep the 1.8 lock to lock ratio, but with the same turning ability as...
  5. Turning circle on the GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. I've heard the turning circle on the GT is pretty poor, I'm thinking of getting one (or a 159 perhaps) and although it won't make the slightest bit of difference would any of you kind gentlemen be able to tell me how it compares to that of a 156 V6? Many thanks
  6. Any 3 circle alloys (supersport rims)on GT pics

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Iwas wondering do any members have pics of the 3 circle type alloys on a GT - I cant find any images on the net, thanks in advance R
  7. Prepping a 156 for the Arctic circle.

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just what the title says really. We came up with the idea to drive to northern Finland over Christmas because the flights are silly a road trip taking about a week to get there stopping at interesting places on the way would be much more fun! We'll be dealing with temperatures...
  8. Mito turning circle

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello All According to the Mito's technical specs, it's turning circle is 11.3m. That is incredibly large. Even my Brera was only 10.7m (again according to the specs). I once test drove a GTV and hit a curb coming out of a junction because I wasn't expecting such a wide turning circle (and low...
  9. 159 Turning Circle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is it me or is the 159 more of a pain to park/manoeuvre than the Brera? :confused: As demonstrated by my scraping of the front bumper and the 5 point turn I have to perform in the mornings instead of the 3 with the Brera. Just a length issue? Also I keep misjudging distance going nose in...
  10. Turning circle like a 47 bus.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 Veloce had a difficult job getting out of a club car park, despite my only having a pint of Shandy. The turning circle problem is well documented. Is there another car of comparible size to match it ??? 4 point turns, are the order of the day and there seems little can be done to aleviate...
  11. ASR and Turning Circle.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    These are two things causing me much grief and making my GT a pain in the neck to live with. The turning circle is shocking and parking it is a nightmare. The ASR is very bad, cuts in all of the time, it's set far too sensitive, the ESP on my Mrs Golf is much much better. Switching it off makes...
  12. Turning circle on 3.2 cars

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've heard much made of the turning circle of the 3.2 GTAs and GT. Is this significantly worse that the already poor ones on my GTV V6 or my old 156 2.5? If so, how much grief is it to live with? Cheers!
  13. the Alfa Romeo circle of help

    General Alfa Discussion
    I would just like to use this thread to say that i have never experienced such a close knit group of people that don't really know each other but will do whatever is possible to help each other with projects,its just amazing. And i would like to thank the people who have helped with...
  14. the Alfa Romeo circle of help

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I would just like to use this thread to say that i have never experienced such a close knit group of people that don't really know each other but will do whatever is possible to help each other with projects,its just amazing. And i would like to thank the people who have helped with...
  15. GTV Turning Circle

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just thought I'd ask a quick question as I've only been driving the Cup for about a month now... Is the turning circle really crap or is it just me? I just thought it was rubbish and lived with it until my garage agreed with me last week (although they weren't an Alfa garage). What's other...
  16. GT Turning Circle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've read some reviews that say the 2L JTS and 1.9 JTD Alfa GT's with 18" alloys have a larger turning circle than those with 17" alloys. Is this true and does anyone know how much larger it is? I know the V6 GT's have a larger turning circle but it's hard to get facts on the non V6 versions...
  17. About to join the 'Alfa Romeo circle!'

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello to one and all. I currently drive a Vauxhall Vectra SRI 150 1999 plate but have ordered a 159 Sportwagon ti 2.4. It seems like it's taking forever to arrive but I'm sure it will be more than worth it when it arrives. To anyone out there who already has a recent 159 preferably in diesel...
  18. Turning Circle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Its the only thing I can say I hate about the car, is its turning circle. Jesus you need wembley stadium to spin the car around! A little tiny mini roundabout yesterday brought my progress to a halt, as i flicked the steering to smoothly navigate the roundabout, and found my steering even on...
  19. Anyone purchased/installed the HKS Circle Earth System ?

    Alfa GTA
    Has anyone pruchased and/or installed the HKS circle earth system ? If so did it come with precut leads, and mounting instructions and was it easy/difficult to install ?
  20. 156: Turning circle is very poor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm sure its common across all 156s, maybe all AR's but one thing that really, really, really, really bugs me is that the cars turning circle is dire. I often have to do 3 point turns to take a corner that i can easily take in my wife's Impreza. I realise its a *quick-rack* system as only 2...