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  1. South Africa
    So had the pleasure of driving a well maintained FIAT 500 thru Tuscany and the Chianti valley and then had the most amazing lunch and wine tasting afterwards. If you ever in the region. I would highly recommend it.
  2. Alfa Giulia
    Hi all just joined up after test driving a car on Friday at Alfa chesterfield. Very impressed, currently own an R8, previous car was a 993. Question I have is has anyone wangled a decent discount if paying cash or px plus cash? My main concern tbh is purely financial about residual values and...
  3. Alfa Stelvio
    I thought i'd give you a run down of my thoughts of the Stelvio. I run a Cayenne Turbo as a daily driver and have had a good few hours behind the wheel of a Macan S, and I have also driven a Macan Turbo. I have a Giulia QV and also a 4C Spider. So a good range of different cars. I had the...
  4. South Africa
    So recently I read an article that said according to South African insurance research the most considerately driven and least likely vehicle to be involved in an accident was a blue Hyundai Elantra while the statistically most inconsiderately driven and most likely to crash vehicle was a black...
  5. Alfa Giulia
    Okay, so I have had the chance to drive an actual QV. Here are a few pics and thoughts of the test drive. Please remember, opinions are subjective ;) but here are my 2P. First of all, I need to point out that getting the keys for a test drive for one of these is extremely hard. This is not to...
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    I will be driving this in the spider in the not too distant future. Has anybody experienced, what is supposed to be a fantastic drive complemented by great scenery?
  7. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, I'm thinking about getting a proper performance car sometime in the next year or so and have whittled it down to the Porsche 996 911. They're now at what I think will be their lowest price and are becoming quite desirable motors. Thing is, I'm a bit worried about the driving...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Spider got driven into on a rounabout by someone who made no effort to stop or giveway. Swiped the front, bonnet off, and radiator slam panel shifted a few inches. Doesn't seem to be suspension damage as he hit it in front of the wheels. With insurers awaiting verdict, Not happy!
  9. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I am a thorough Alfa Fan, just purchased 156 2.5 V6 Sportwagon Nice to see, there is so much support, for this beloved vehicle. Alfa, driven by passion
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I've had the odd knocking noise which has been cured by new parts, and for two blissful weeks there's been no knocking... However a knocking/clicking noise has started when: - Going over bumps - Accelerating and then braking in quick succession - Going around corners that aren't flat It's...
  11. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Help please. Gave the Spider a good clean today - came up lovely:cool: However, took it for a short spin & noticed that the brake pedal is almost going to the floor without any real braking effect:( Brakes were great when I last took her out in January so what can cause this to happen in just...
  12. 4C & 4C Spider
    Alfa Romeo 4C RHD Comfort spec (2014) CAR review | Road Testing Reviews | Car Magazine Online After their experience in Wales with the hard suspension ,they prefer the Normal settings .
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The battery is new because I thought the previous one was the problem. If I don't drive it for a few days - flat battery. Is there some hidden device that is draining the battery when not being driven?
  14. Alfa Giulietta
    While my beloved Giulietta QV is in the garage being repaired after a rear end shunt a fiew weeks back, ive been lucky enough to get a new shape Focus St 63 reg in its place, should have it until the middle of next week, but so far hears my thoughts as a comparasson. Firstly the seats on the...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've now had my '06 37k mile Brera 3.2 Q4 (& my first Alfa) for 3months and it is by far the best car I've driven in 40years of driving. The recent remap has made a tangible but modest improvement with out changing the character of the car and also improved the mpg by 8-10% (from 22 to 24)...
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    Today, I drove the 4c at Donington. Look at Alfa Romeo Blackburn on Facebook for video and images. What's it like? Awesome
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Looked at a V6 Spider yesterday - I kept missing 3rd gear ! Does it take a while to get used to ? Also engine management light on - smells very rich then after idling for a while would not rev, seemed to not be quite right on idling but drives ok. Advised seller to get it plugged in for...
  18. General Motoring Discussion
    It may have had a fair lick of speed, but my mum's 280TE was quite placid compared to this: Legendary Diesel Mercedes W123 + SCANIA turbine @ Eastern European Drift Championship - YouTube :lol:
  19. General Alfa Discussion
    Whilst wasting a bit of time on you tube I came across a clip of Richard Hammond driving my old 156:inlove::inlove::inlove: for Men & Motors. I was the second owner of this car, the first being the Alfa Romeo press office. It was a fantastic car, other than the diff eating itself and taking...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Gtv,not getting driven much over the winter,if I had a garage it would be indoors,I'm only really driving it to keep her running,anybody got any hints or tips to look after her during the winter,I have already serviced and tidied her up,so any other advice would be gratefully accepted?