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  1. Driving the GTA

    General Alfa Discussion
    I had such a blast coming home from my friends caravan in Dunnon this afternoon. Going there, there was too much traffic but on route back, over the rest and be thankful was perfect! What a lovely and brutal car to drive. In 3rd and overtaking (safely of course) up the hills is just so easy and...
  2. Are you still driving an Alfa Spider??

    General Alfa Discussion
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  3. Driving position- How do you like yours?

    General Motoring Discussion
    I ask this because I feel I'm in the minority I like being close to the steering wheel! I don't mean upright but close to it. Whenever I get the car back from the garage or what ever, the seat is in a place where I can only describe it as "lounging"...no matter how tall/short the mechanic is. I...
  4. MPG - Driving Miss Daisy

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I seen quite a few threads over the years describing the poor MPG of our 159s. So I wondered what was actually possible. I've started doing a weekly commute of nearly 200 miles, so I decided to see what I could achieve This is my best effort so far (attached) in my 2010 159 Ti 2.0 (170) with...
  5. Driving in Europe

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all - taking our Veloce to Italy for a 3-week break this summer. Can I assume the warranty & break-down cover applies in Europe and is there anything I need to be aware of? Thanks
  6. Sudden Stop While Driving

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I really need help, because mechanics could not find my problem... my car is 159 jtdm, MANUEL transmission. Last year, while driving car at 3.gear (about 50km/h), I take gear to neutral condition and then car suddenly stopped. it stopped like electricity was cut off. and then; of course...
  7. I was just enjoying some driving when ......

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ....I lost some gears again! Having spent some time on the suspension recently, I was enjoying some spirited drives in the Spider. I have previously had an issue with the gear selector, due to the linkage ball joint on top of the gear box popping off, leaving me with no gears. I have resolved...
  8. Snow Driving query

    Alfa Giulia
    Not having owned a RWD car before, I’ve been doing a bit of reading. Am I likely to have to leave my Veloce at home when it snows? I’m in the UK, by the way.
  9. Alfa Romeo Driving Academy in Balocco – Technical Presentation

    Alfa Giulia
    Some interesting technical info here. :)
  10. Boot light is driving me nuts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello there! I have an issue on my 06’ 159 3.2jts. I had the microswitch issue a few weeks ago, the one that is indicating the boot opening. The boot light was working spuriously at that time, and worked quite fine after resoldering the two wires. Then... it stopped to work. I searched in the...
  11. I keep driving home the long way...

    Introduce Yourself
    I’ve recently moved behind the wheel of a 2008 159 2.2 JTS Lusso in Rosso Rubinio - and have fallen in love. I live in the Lake District National Park, so have access to unbelievable back roads and passes - driver heaven. We’ve made a few refurbishments, and plan to make more in the near future...
  12. Sudden loss of Power Steering and Brakes when driving...!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So this was scary and I clearly need to get it checked: *Edit - its a 159 2.4 ti sw. At 9pm last night while i was driving and making a turn, the car suddenly lost power steering - I could barely turn the wheel. The brakes were also not responsive and the gas pedal was also hardly getting a...
  13. Are you driving a future Classic?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All I was a little shocked to read this report on shortlived cars - apparently there are only 8000 159s left (in GB?) and only 1500 Spiders! https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/enthusiasts/the-shortest-lived-cars-in-uk-history-how-many-do-you-remember/ss-BBOng65?li=BBoPJKX&ocid=mailsignout I...
  14. Driving temp & overheating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my 156 1.8 TS CF3 is running at around 85°c under normal conditions (main roads) - around 90°c on motorway, and it heats up as quick as I expect it. However, sitting in traffic, even at days with only 18-20°c ambient temp, it will quickly heat up to +95°c. The radiator itself is new (replaced...
  15. BMW 3 G20 - BMW's attempt to dethrone Giulia in driving dynamics

    Alfa Giulia
    I hope it is allowed to discuss Giulia's competitors in this lounge. Since 3 series is the sole most important rival and by any measuring standards the most similar car to the Giulia (and Jaguar XE... shouldn't forget that one), I guess this comparison should be ok… BMW will show new 3 series...
  16. LED Driving Lights vs Dust Cover Fitment

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I know a few of you (myself included) had an issue with newer style LED bulbs to replace HID or Halogen Driving Lights, essentially being too long for the headlight and not allowing the dust cover to go back on. Those of you that know me will know I knocked up a 3D printed replacement that was...
  17. Alfa 147 1.6 TS suspension is driving me crazy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello,my name is Cristian,I now live in West sussex,and I own a 07 Alfa 147 1.6 ts. Eversince I bought this car I had troubles with the suspension, especially the lower wishbones. Had bought the car in February 16,and came with a terrific knocking sound coming from the front. I learnt that this...
  18. Supercar driving experiences

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, was given a Virgin 6 car driving experience voucher - am based in northwest London - from what I can tell there are not many options nearby except the Dunsfold track. Wondering if anyone has any recommendations about the tracks further away, e.g. Lydden Hill, or Mallor Park, or...
  19. Driving as a metaphor for life

    General Motoring Discussion
    Evening folks, Crikey, it's chilly outside! ;-) While being aggressively tailgated by a van today - despite me driving at a solid 33 mph - I started thinking that driving is a bit like life. You should always keep your distance, think before you act and have a escape route planned should...
  20. Driving UK registered car to italy...

    General Motoring Discussion
    ... then beware of speed cameras. I know newspaper articles always go on about how they can send fines over here.. was always sceptical. Anyway parents are away and got a signed for letter to pick up from the post office. It was a fine from Italy (in english) for 77kph in a 70kph zone. Wasn't...
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