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  1. Thinking of selling up, what's a 147 worth these days?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, my partner is thinking of selling her 147 to upgrade to a Giulietta, the cars served her well and she paid £3k for it just over 2 years ago from a local trader. The car is a 5 door 2007 Collezione 1.6TS with the tan interior, on a tad over 60k miles. Unfortunately the car didn't come...
  2. there goes my 2 days off

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    drove the 5 miles home from work last night car was running lovely in the cold air, on arrival at home i got out to be greeted with the smell of burning rubber and smoke pouring out from under the bonnet. pulled the bonnet release in the footwell which promptly broke away in my hand. with the...
  3. Happy days - another MOT pass for the 75!

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    So pleased, not only was it a sunny day on Monday but my beloved 75 TS Veloce passed its MOT with no advisories. Not bad for a 28-year-old car! Now for some more sunny weather please so I can actually enjoy the car!
  4. My Quad 2 days in

    Alfa Giulia
    Yup as expected amazing, considering I've never even driven or seen a Guilia in the flesh I really took a big risk, but that's me all over. Well so far just amazing, I've have a few niggles:- 1) Satnav doesnt always come on from start, engine has to be stopped and then restarted for the screen...
  5. One of those days

    General Motoring Discussion
    Do you ever have one of those days, a few weeks back I ordered a WiFi "super OBD" reader for my car, the intention being to leave it in place. In the past I have done this using Torque software but I have had difficultly getting a copy, and ideally one that will run on IOs. Anyway I bought a...
  6. Giuila .... 10 days in the garage already !

    Alfa Giulia
    Reported a start/stop failure 2 weeks ago and then the engine light came on ... rang assistance and they said it needed to go to the delears where it has been for 10 days !! They have found a foualt with the inlet manifold sensor and also the start / stop !! Duff ?
  7. where to buy alfa luxury mats for GT these days?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone know where I can get a set of the genuine alfa luxury mats from? Alfisti shop have them for left hand drive only, yet to find anything else
  8. Got a diesel for 8 days.

    Alfa Giulia
    Due to some poor planning, I've been asked to break my holiday for a day for a client meeting. The deal was that they would pay for a decent hire car for the week, rather than schelpping to the airport in a panda. So I now have a while Giulia diesel to play with. First impressions...
  9. On days like these

    Motoring Images
    Yesterday :) Rhigos & Bwlch Mountains. Getting my bonce burnt on the last day of October! Great stuff :cool:
  10. Alfa Red - is it safe these days?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I bought my first Giulietta in Oct 2010 when Alfa Red was suspended due to the chipping problems. I then bought a 2011 Mito in Red which I had Ventureshielded on the bumper only. The bonnet chipped in a few places and I do a low mileage. So here I am in 2106, just been quoted £499 for a front...
  11. Is there any virtue in F1 these days?

    General Motoring Discussion
    It is a bogus sport, to my mind. Invalid. Irrelevant. Cloistered yet brazen. No fun. Structurally fixed. Inbred. Ridiculous. Joyless. Boring. :paperbag:
  12. Here Are The Planned Dates for 2016 Drive Out Days

    South East
    Sunday 17th April Spring Edition - V6 Super Run... Sunday 22nd May Annual 916-Series GTV/Sider Run... Sunday 17th July...
  13. 365 days of Alfa ownership

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    365 days ago I picked up my 2010 Brera 3.2 V6 Q4 and off I went on what has probably been the best twelve months of motoring fun I have had. Have never photographed a car so much. It makes me smile. Love the burble of the exhaust. Did some TLC and fettling as you do... new alloys, Prodrive...
  14. Days MK Ltd - Independent Alfa specialist in Milton Keynes Recommendation

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi I commute weekly to Milton Keynes for work and some of you may have seen I had Radiator problems last week in my Yellow Spider, I managed to get it home to Somerset last Friday. So I took the Blue Spider this week. On Tuesday (in rain) the wipers decided to stop working. Used my phone to...
  15. One of those days

    General Motoring Discussion
    when even the easy parking spaces are too much bother. I was driving past space after space this morning because I couldn't be ar5ed to reverse into them. I was finally rewarded on my third circuit of the area by a nice space on the end of a row that I could just drive straight into, no...
  16. what happened to the old days of

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    what happened to the old days of your alternator needing to be replaced and you just lean in the engine bay unbolt 2 bolts and just lift it out then replace it and done in 30mins. i hope the wifes 147 never has anything go wrong wit it again. ive never shouted so many swear words to a none...
  17. Happy days 100000 miles

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Car hit the big figures today 100000 miles. Car was at 74768 when I bought it a year ago and when it gets MOT'd on Sunday that will be 26000 trouble free and enjoyable miles. Hopefully many more to come.
  18. 147 Ti 1.9 2 days and over heating problems.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. I have just got myself a beautiful ***** 147 Ti on a 56 plate with 54k. I was so happy with this car after test drive, feels very sporty and handles very well. Also great on fuel!! 2 days in the coolant gauge went to max and engine over heated. I've had the air lock removed but this...
  19. 2 days of owning my Giulietta and bits are breaking :-s

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, so i picked up my Giulietta on Saturday its now monday and the drivers inside door handle just broke, the mirror adjustment switch seems to have packed up, but the drive is AMAZING! love it, but why why do these things go wrong when its a 3 hour round trip back to the place i brought...
  20. Happy Days

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As an antidote for all the problems and tales of woe. My Spider passed the MOT again, no advisories or problems, even a 33% handbrake:happy: Sun is shining so a quick blast through the country lanes to give it a bit of exercise. Got back with a fly stuck firmly in the front teeth - must have...