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  1. Respray costs?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, restoring 147 2.0 TS lusso and wondered what I can expect to pay for good respray with some dent and surface rust repair. I’m thinking around £3k, sound reasonable?
  2. Need to sell my G, want to avoid WBAC at all costs

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all Looking for advice. I'm moving to Canada at the end of the year and therefore I have to sell my G. It pains me to do it, but I don't have a choice. 66 plate 2.0 diesel, 34,200 miles. I've had an ad upon on autotrader for a bit (albeit not long) and haven't had any interest. It is...
  3. Map update costs (after 3 years entitlement)

    Alfa Giulia
    Not that it yet applies to me... I can't find any reference to how much a map upgrade will cost once my entitlement expires three years after registration. Can anyone enlighten me? TYVM
  4. veloce 2nd service - costs and independents

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi All My Veloce is 700 miles off its second service - had a quick look on here to see that dealers ( if you have one anywhere near) are charging about £450 , for what seems to be a first service plus a brake fluid change. Has anyone gone to an independent garage :cheeky:? I live in Liverpool...
  5. Busso ownership costs...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, As its year end, (nearly), I have been reviewing the cost of keeping, (improving), my 3.2 GT this year. Apart from Tax, Insurance and the original purchase price I have paid for: - 1) New Battery 2) New Disks and Pads. 3) Drivers door window switch. 4) Replacement fuel rail 5)...
  6. Giulietta Servicing Costs?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on servicing costs. The service warning light came on for my Giulietta last week. I bought the car brand new (December 2016) and have so far had the 1 service (12 month service). So this is the 18 month service coming up. I rang my dealership for...
  7. Buying an Alfa 156 - what reliability and costs to expect?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys! I'm on the verge of buying an Alfa Romeo 156. My budget is about 2,000 pounds, though I'm not from the UK so the prices may be different. Enough to say, it's almost 2x as much as the most expensive non-V6, non-facelifted I could find, so should be enough for a well cared for car...
  8. 1st Service costs

    Alfa Giulia
    Anybody had their first service yet ? How much did it cost ? Did they change the oil ? Got the invoice for mine, although I didn't pay it. Minor service , no oil change £165
  9. Head gasket costs

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Potentially have a head gasket issue. Just so i can mentally prepare for the pain, any ballpark figures for a new headgasket for a 159 2.4?
  10. clutches, remap, costs etc

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 2.4 jtdm spider has serious miles on it, it had a clutch fly wheel etc 55K ago approx 30 months Before I had it approx 20K ago it had dpf removal , remap , from angel tuning, the clutch now slips in second and third if you boot it . Normal driving is fine , just if you hammer it. If I...
  11. Service costs

    4C & 4C Spider
    Anyone else been quoted wildly varying figures for a first service on a 4C ? Had quotes varying from £550 up to £800... ? So who is doing what and for how much? Can this be down to the experience of the master tech being able to do the work in less time or are we being overcharged for having a...
  12. Moral Quandary on Restoration Costs

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    The Berlina is in the final week of restoration. The body is stunning, it has had all the doors removed, new metal let in to bottoms of all doors, rear wings, front wings and Rear wings and valance were completely custom fabricated and replaced, sills part replaced, effectively the whole...
  13. Re spray costs?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Just wondering if any one has had a full re spray lately? If I was to strip the car of all parts, leaving just the shell to be prepared could it be done to a decent standard for under a grand? No welding is required and there is no rust due to the car having any panels replace several years...
  14. running costs

    South Africa
    A good friend of mine has a 3.2 GT as a company vehicle and his colleague has an Audi 2.0T. Tonight he tells me with a broken heart thatbhis GT has to go. So does Shafiek's Audi. Because they are the two vehicles costung the company the most money. After enquiring what is the problem with cost...
  15. Storage costs..?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After a long wait I have found a garage to rent 5 mins from home, standard up and over door regular size etc. They want £40 pm min 6 months... interested to know what the going rate is as that seems a little steep... but then I am a tight old git! Thoughts please... is it worth £240 to keep the...
  16. how to fix broken alfa 145/6 locks at NO costs

    Alfa 145 & 146
    just managed to fix a 146 broken lock, that wouldn't lock or unlock at all with just a little piece of rubber. maybe a DIY guide soon. EDIT: false alarm. worked fine for one day, but that was it. tried everything I could, but didn't work out...
  17. Engine repair costs???

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I took the old 916 for a spirited drive yesterday to pick up some parts and on the way back it just died in a traffic queue, I managed to get it re started but there was a sickening banging noise coming from the block. Unfortunately as the wife had let the AA slide I had to drive the car in this...
  18. Trade in costs?

    Alfa Giulietta
    After 2.5 years of continuous problems with intermittent high revs and no AR dealer able to find a fault or do anything about it, I am cutting my losses and want to get rid of my G. I am currently at the lakes and as they are many gradients on the various different hills, the high revs have...
  19. 'average' maintenance costs

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. For an already 'sorted'/well looked after gtv, what would you say were the 'average' annual maintenance costs. This would include the service, but exclude wear and tear parts such as pads and tyres. Saw a well written advert for a maserati 4200 Used 2003 Maserati 4200 V8 CAMBIO CORSA...
  20. 19'' wheel and tyre courier costs , anyone??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi guys , needing a help re: weight and package size of 19'' ti alloys , as ive bought a set , and need it couriered up , thanks:confused: