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  1. From a Giulia to a Stelvio - what to expect

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi All, So...after 2 1/2 years in a Giulia Speciale (2.2 - vulcano black), in November I'll be switching to a Stelvio Speciale (2.2 vulcano black / lusso pack). I've had a great couple of years in the Giulia, but with a growing family wanted the extra space / boot space of the Stelvio...
  2. Giulia Second Service - what to expect?

    Alfa Giulia
    Arrrrr my Speciale is already due for its SECOND service. I drive too much... but then, I drive an Alfa, so it’s (nearly) all good! Anyone has been there already? Just curious what will be checked/replaced... Also, anybody knows what is the latest system update number and map update number? I...
  3. How long to expect delivery from port

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all - am buying a QF from Alfa group stock - put down a deposit with Pentagon Doncaster two weeks ago. As with all dealers they were polite/helpful on taking a deposit and during our initial conversations. Was told on 12/03 that the preparation had been done at the port and the car was just...
  4. 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...
  5. Do Alfa Romeo really expect to sell as many cars as, say, BMW?

    Alfa Giulia
    Well do they? Have Alfa Romeo ever in their history been anywhere near the top of the league for car sales? Yes, I've no doubt they want to sell more cars than they do now, but although there have been peaks of volume sales (156?) they have never been a threat to the real volume car makers. Just...
  6. Alfa SUV - what do you expect?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Alfa SUV is still delayed - earliest date is late 2016 says here Here is awaited beauty: http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ALFA_SUV-626x382.jpg (Why is there no pics alowed? :censored:) What it should be like - a X5 in Alfa clothes or more off-roading? I'd like it to be...
  7. How much could I expect to get for my Spider?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    • Seaking converted 1990 on a H Plate • Perfect bodywork as in a full MGS re-spray • Lovely original interior with Nardi wheel & gearknob (have the original fit items too). • Great mechanicals, sub 50k miles, extensive servicing, • Refurbishment & re-commissioning work done (some oil drips...
  8. Towing a 147 2.0 Selespeed with A-Frame - Expect Damages?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi ALL, Quick Question.. Can a Selespeed Gearbox be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground without a risk of Damage to the gear box using an A-Frame? I've heard Fully Auto box's will disintegrate and Newer Semi's are basically Manuals with Hydraulic Gear selecting causing them not to blow...
  9. From Fiat to Alfa, what should I expect?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi there, I have joined the forum with the possibility of becoming an alfa owner in the next year or so, and would like to see what other peoples thoughts and ideas are, to see if there is any common consensus that may help me in the dilemma I feel that I'm in. Forgive me for the long...
  10. What should I expect to pay for a cambelt swap on a Twin-Spark?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been used to "Busso" V6 cambelt expense. I do hope that the costs are lower on this 1.6TS 147. What should I expect to pay for a cambelt swap on a Twin-Spark? What else should be replaced along with the belt? .
  11. 159 2.0 170bhp remap....Where and what to expect...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, Looking for a bit of help here and can't find much info on remapping the 2.0d 170bhp 159... Had the car for 6 weeks now and loving it but having came from a D3 Alpina I do miss the extra power it had...Would love the power and the looks....Any help would be appreciated....
  12. Garage to do upper and lower wishbones, what can I expect the cost to be,

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, my 2002, 147 Selespeed, both left and right , lower and upper wishbones need replaced for MOT, can anyone recommend a good garage near Falkirk (Scotland) to do the job and what the bill should be ? Thanks in advance
  13. 18" wheels - what can I expect?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello. Long time lurker, first time poster. :D I'll be changing my company car in a few months and changing my current German thing for something with a little more character. I had a 156 ten years ago and have missed the Alfa spirit since then. I'm looking at a Giulietta and I think it will...
  14. NIP Advice - What to Expect?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi, Wifey got caught doing doing 90 on the M6 with a Manned Camera. What might she expect to get for a 'slap on the wrist?' Real life experiences only please, and yes the NIP came within the specified time limit. ;) It's Cheshire Constabulary if that makes a difference. Sean
  15. AArgh! Please don't die!! Recommend a garage or what to expect??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, need some of your amazing help. My last GTV unceremoniously died of cambelt failure (I trusted a dealer, oops) but I love these cars so a couple of years down the line, heart in mouth, I decided to get another one. I got a beauty, phase one that has loads of history and was...
  16. What should you expect from a battery?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I’ve had my 2001 2.0 TS 156 Sportwagon from new (well, 800 miles actually!) and done over 140,000 miles in it. I have just replaced the Alfa/Exide battery it was delivered with!!.........
  17. What to expect from my 159 1.9 JTDm Lusso?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All Trading in a 55 plate hyundai Coupe V6 for the above Mainly for the economy and practicality I love gadgets and the alfa is rather hi tech (compared to me coupe anyway) It has the visibilty pack on it, pioneer sat nav and i think when i test drove it the words 'blue&me' popped up on...
  18. What to expect from 156 selespeed?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, as the title suggests i have an overwhelming desire to buy a 156 selespeed and was hoping i could get some insight in to what to expect with regards the gearbox and the various engines on offer? Any help and advice would be appreciated, thanks :)
  19. What to expect when collecting an Alfa Romeo?

    Alfa MiTo
    I joined this community the other day after i ordered my MiTo and went over today with the signed order confermation and number plate details and was told that it is in transit and on a boat somewhere. As you can imagine i can't wait to pick it up but when it comes to collect it what should i...
  20. suck or blow - what should I expect???!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Doing some minor checking over on the 2.4 JTDm yesterday. Found a lot of oily sludge beneath the plastic air trunking joint on the turbo inlet manifold so decided to tighten the joint up - it was loose. However, was a little confused as I thought on the low pressure air side of the turbo the...
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