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  1. Giulia 2.2 Diesel New Brake Pads and Discs - Expensive!

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi, I have gone past 40k miles on my 17 plate Giulia 2.2 Diesel and my rear brake pads/discs are worn, and the fronts at 15%. I have been advised to replace everything, front and back. Do I need to use genuine parts to avoid invalidating the warranty? Dealers have quoted me £950 inc VAT...
  2. Expensive ABS pump repair/replacement looming?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, I have had an ABS warning light and an airbag warning light come on the dashboard of my 2001 916 3.0L V6 Spider. Additionally, recently, the car has made a strange noise going round right turns. My mechanic has been playing with this for a couple of days now and tells me that he now...
  3. Alfa Romeo 147 parts expensive in Sweden!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
  4. Thinking of buying an Alfa GT. Are parts expensive?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys. Great forum! I'm thinking of buying an Alfa Romeo GT, but have been warned off Alfa Romeos by friends who have said their parts are a lot more expensive than cars like Peugeot 307s etc I've also been looking at. Is there any truth to it, or are they ok now? I'm thinking of buying the...
  5. Ugly (expensive) cars

    General Motoring Discussion
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. only a mother would think an ugly baby is beautiful. Same goes for anything I guess, cars included. What someone thinks is simply gorgeous, someone else will think its a munter. So whats your very expensive munter of a car? I'll start: Simply huge money...
  6. To Mito owners!! Is service / maintenance for Mito far expensive than other brands?

    South Africa
    To Mito owners in South Africa, I would like to ask a question whether the regular service / maintenance on Mito is certainly more expensive than cars from other brands like Renault, Mazda, Hyundai, Toyota and Ford? I've heard that Alfa Romeos cost quite a lot when it comes to regular...
  7. The million pound car thread

    General Motoring Discussion
    I'll start shall I? Look at this beauty! Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Edit, has anyone got a million quid? I am only asking before someone else does. Not sure where I'd keep it though.
  8. Alfas' just got expensive for me

    General Alfa Discussion
    After five new Alfas in the last five years ( and two used ones) the person that made it happen by way of some great deals has left the Alfa fold. After calling Piccadilly Alfa yesterday to buy a new QV I was told that David Whitton has left. If you are watching David thanks for your help and if...
  9. Expensive alfa 159 Key replcement

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Expensive price paid for the stolen replaciment key £375 plus recovery:cry:. Please be safe:thumbs: My missus being taken to the Dealer
  10. Very expensive trip to the garage

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Took the car to get a 60,000 mile service at motor mech in Birmingham (Alfa Romeo specialist) Get a phone call 20 mins after dropping her off saying they needed me to look at something they had spotted underneath the car. Get there to find some holes underneath the car. So with welding (Interior...
  11. The Expensive Juice

    General Motoring Discussion
    My Brera is my third Alfa, but has been quite a learning curve. She's still "as standard" (no remap or DPF hollow out as yet). I've noticed she has a definite preference to the higher grade diesel - not just giving the expected improved mpg (averaging about 5 or 6 miles per gallon more than...
  12. Britains most expensive car crash

    General Motoring Discussion
    BRITAIN'S MOST EXPENSIVE CAR CRASH? Ferrari worth £850,000 collides with lamppost in Northamptonshire Read more at BRITAIN'S MOST EXPENSIVE CAR CRASH? Ferrari worth £850,000 collides with lamppost in Northamptonshire | Northampton Herald & Post BRITAIN'S MOST EXPENSIVE CAR CRASH? Ferrari worth...
  13. Expensive Week :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had a service, new front anti-rollbar and had to replace the hoses going to the oil cooler because of a leak. €1000 spent already. Just pulling into work this morning and my clutch has gone now :cry::cry::cry: Nothing for the first 2/3rds of travel and then some bit of resistance. I need...
  14. Crunch... sounds expensive....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Turned right out of a junction yesterday in the Cup & heard "bang"... like I had hit a brick... turned around and on full lock "bang again". Inspected underneath & could find no damage.... drove VERY gently to the garage... Today on the ramp the osf wheel turns & we can hear a nasty noise in the...
  15. expensive morning

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well that was an expensive morning! New rear disks and pads Passenger side rear caliper Front inner cv boot! For any one reading this you can do inner boot with the driveshaft in place , you just need to disconnect the tre and upper wishbone ball joint! Far easier to take the shaft out though...
  16. Expensive haircut or what !

    South Scotland
    On sat my other half went into edinburgh for an hairdresser appointment, on way back she traded in her 09 fiesta and came back with an giulletta jtdm....says she was fed up asking fora drive in the gta so she got her own alfa.....still in shock !!!!!!!!!!!!!:wow:
  17. Expensive nuts & screws

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just been to my nearest Alfa stealer - and they charged me £45.94 [inc VAT] for 4 nuts & 4 bolts! They are the screws & nuts that hold the hub carrier to the strut/shock on a t/s spider. Part numbers 7676614 /7676615. I feel the parts guy got it wrong - anyone got E per that works - mine...
  18. An Expensive Month

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It's been a very expensive month for my 159. Thanks to Philip and the team at Alfashop for sorting all these things out. Take the rest of April off, courtesy of me :lol: Don't forget to send me a postcard :cheese: First a new cambelt, waterpump and inlet manifold :eek: And to my local...
  19. Touch up paint - Bloody expensive!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, Here's another little tail to put down to experience. I've had a bottle of touch up paint for stone chips etc, sitting in the glove box. Recently used it and it dries fine, no problems. When it rains and it turns back to liquid and just washes off in the rain drops. Very odd. I'm not...
  20. Thought Alfa where expensive to service......i was wrong

    General Motoring Discussion
    from Australian forum today: My 2008 Toyota Aurion has developed a leak at the timing cover which I'm told requires the engine to be dropped out and the seals refreshed at a cost of $2.5k That's kinda crazy for a car having done...