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  1. Test drove a GT 3.2

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Compared to the 159 3.2 JTS, the engine is much nicer. The acceleration was immediate and quite potent. The only issues it has is there's a slight knock from the front suspension (drop links, arms or bushes), and there's a blow from the rear box. The Busso sounded quite sweet, although there...
  2. Test drove Giulia Quadrifilio today.

    Alfa GTA
    I thought I could avoid the temptation of the new Giulia but was irresistibly drawn to my local showroom today. What a machine. The problem I have is that I would need to sell one of my other beloved Alfa's to get it. But which one? I have a 147 GTA (48k), a 166 3.0 Sportronic, and a Gt 3.2...
  3. Drove over a dust bin lid

    Alfa MiTo
    Yesterday I drove straight over an old fashioned plastic bin lid right in the middle of the lane. I though the car (Mito TwinAir) would go straight over it, but it didn’t. It got caught about mid line with the engine, once freed it seemed to drive OK but my wife is saying is makes a slight knock...
  4. Test drove the Giulia today!!!!

    Alfa Giulia
    Went to one of the larger dealers in Milan and went out in the only Giulia Super 2.2 150bhp they had available for test driving. What a great car, fabulous handling, lovely interior, very refined, feels smaller and more agile than my 159. I got the impression that it feels like a much easier...
  5. I drove 600 miles

    General Alfa Discussion
    And only saw 7 Alfas. Drove from London at 6am on a Friday and at least until 6pm the same day, hardly saw any other Alfas, other than 4 159's (2-3 were Tis), 2 156s, 1 Giulietta - and that was that between London-Lake District-Yorkshire Dales-B roads to Sheffield-M1 back to London. Including...
  6. Drove the Astra OPC

    South Africa
    Had a spin in a work colleague's Astra OPC! Its FLIPPEN FAST!! That car has a massive amount of grunt! And the seats are fantastic! Id happily take one.. Probably above a GQV TCT SC :depressed:
  7. Drove down a kerb, how much to fix ??

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, drive over either a stone or high kerb but anyway it damaged the front spoiler part of my car. Any ideas roughly how much it may be to repair it ?? Thanks,
  8. I drove my first Alfa today... and it was something special

    South Africa
    Yesterday I got an SMS from Arnold Chatz. An invitation to come test drive the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV TCT Squadra Corse. So the first Alfa Romeo I have ever driven was something special... 210KW and it was breathtakingly awesome. It made my manly bits tingle. I will only be buying the...
  9. I drove around Albert Park (where Australian F1 is held)

    South Africa
    I think the 4C will be mighty around that track.. nice swooping bends! Speed limit around there currently is 70kmh :cry: Drove around it in a G7 SW (with 7 speed DSG). Which by the way is a far better gearbox than the TCT in the 4C :cheese:
  10. drove the v6 today for the first time!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    well guys after a lot of hard work and a few pounds spent the v6 project is so close to finish just one job left.:) dogleg bushes and the job list is done and in for mot time (any website recommendations on rear dog leg bushes at a good price?) Anyway after checking and double checking...
  11. Drove my dad's new Golf today

    General Motoring Discussion
    Upon their UK return last year, my folks bought a MK5 Golf 1.6 FSI manual. It did its job for the time it took them to make a new home here and they clocked up 10k in it. I went in it maybe once or twice, and two things stood out; the ride quality was just superb (15" wheels), and how quiet it...
  12. Drove a 4C today

    4C & 4C Spider
    All too briefly. On the public road so didn't dip into race mode, performance in Dynamic is license loosing material, brakes are phenomenal and steering feels spot on. Makes the wait for mine seem even longer now.
  13. Test drove a 156 GTA

    South Africa
    I test drove a red 156 GTA with around 80k km on it. It felt pap compared to mine.. I wonder if my GTA is as "stock" as the previous owner claims it to be. And on FR&R's dyno it made 147wkw and 149wkw in the two runs respectively.. Torque around 210 at the wheels if I remember correctly...
  14. If James Bond drove an Alfa..

    General Alfa Discussion
    If James Bond drove an Alfa which one would it be? I know when I got my first GT home in Stromboli Grey, parked it in the garage under fluorescent light..... It had to be the car that MR Bond would drive. But then again there are few earlier models that would perhaps better reflect the Bond...
  15. Test Drove a GT Today

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I test drove this GT today as was thinking about buying it. 2004 Alfa Romeo GT It seems like a good car. And its the only GT for sale in Sydney with a Q2 and I only want to buy a car with Q2. When I drove it today it was ok. Brakes were much stronger than my GTV as I think it has bigger discs...
  16. Drove the 159 replacement today

    General Motoring Discussion
    I had the car that is now produced at Pomigliano ; the Panda . The Twinair engine is most amusing but not ideal for the M25.
  17. Test drove two Alfa this evening.....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    .... A 2010 2.0ti and a 2009 2.4ti, and am looking for a bit of help from someone that knows alfas as they are completely new to me. Do they have different gearboxes? The 2.4 felt nicer. The shift felt a bit tighter. The 2.0 felt a it wobbly, like there was play in the stick. Could be just...
  18. Test drove two Alfa this evening.....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    .... A 2010 2.0ti and a 2009 2.4ti, and am looking for a bit of help from someone that knows alfas as they are completely new to me. Do they have different gearboxes? The 2.4 felt nicer. The shift felt a bit tighter. The 2.0 felt a it wobbly, like there was play in the stick. Could be just...
  19. Test drove a V6 today

    Motoring Images
    Two hours of fun in the Malverns in a 3.7L Roadster – 295bhp – 0 to 62 in 5.5s – 140mph max – fully loaded at £52K :D Followed by a 3 Wheeler :thumbs: What a fantastic birthday treat from Shusky, don’t you just love her :inlove:
  20. I just drove my V6....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ...and it is flipping fast! That's all I have to say right now. :thumbs:
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