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  1. General Alfa Discussion
    These threads are usually a bit of craic, I'll start... Ford Fiesta MK1 1977 Vespa ET2 50cc Vespa PX 125 Ford Focus (horrible car) 1.4, couldn't pull the skin off milk Alfa 147 1.6 TS Alfa 159 1.8, not very powerful, but a great solid car Toyota FJ Cruiser, 4.0, 2" raised, roof lights, ladder...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does anyone know how to get original build details from a car's VIN number? Things like date, spec etc. Ta!
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It's likely that most of us don't use our cars as everyday tools, hence the annual mileage is somewhat less than when these cars were new. Also many owners will do an element of servicing themselves - stuff like oil and filter changes is easy to do. I have had my V6 since Feb, the last service...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    Just thought I would mention how good the MOT history check from the DVLA is. I was thinking of going to look at a car tomorrow at a dealer around 20 miles away. the car was advertised with 104k showing and was in good condition for the money. I looked at the MOT history check and in 2013 the...
  5. General Alfa Discussion
    I bought a very low mileage Brera JTS (2006 MY, 18,000 miles, silver) a while back and it was originally owned by someone in Guernsey. If anyone on the forum knows the car or was the owner can you get in touch? I'd like to know an bit more about it's history and the owner might be interested to...
  6. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. Im considering buying a 916 Spider. The car seems to be in very good condition, but one thing i bothering me. The car is a late 2001-model, but had its first service 20,000KM in late 2008(i guess the car has not been used that much?). This was also the first time it crossed the...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, My SO purchased a 2007 147 last year, the car has no service history but runs well & so far has been a good buy. The timing belt is meant to be changed every 36,000 miles or every 3 years. As we have received no maintenance records I can only assume this has not been done. The car is...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
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  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After my GT JTD died a few days ago (cam belt snapped plus numerous other things that need sorting) I'm on the look for a replacement - Alfas' only considered. Seen a car on the interweb but it doesn't have any service history. It does have a Mangoletsi sticker on the back so I called them with...
  10. General Alfa Discussion
    Most car drivers use their cars to meet their everyday transport needs. Many of us, however, are looking for something more than just the means for a basic A to B transport but rather for something that tends to a special bond between human and machine interaction. Something not possible to...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This is a snippet of my service history, I would point out that the car has never let me down & some of the work was on the back of known issues I wanted to eliminate for additional trouble free motoring. How does this compare to normal service history - Overkill or just well loved?
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How important is a service history? Ive come to the point, this summer the Spider will need an oil change (obviously). On previous cars Ive owned, Ive serviced them myself (the ones out of warranty and cheaper). I know this way the cars I own have been done properly and the genuine oils are...
  13. Alfa 145 & 146
    I guess i probably know what replies will be but I have the chance of an alfa with no history 85k miles 1.6ts how much to change cam belt roughly these days , am new to this forum apologies if in wrong section. Anything else i should watch for or should i walk away due to no history ?
  14. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm guessing it's something to do with the GTA's but is there any particular reason and are the different colour combinations significant?
  15. General Motoring Discussion
    I liked this one a lot and I believe that others from this forum will appreciate it as much: Ferrari: How a Blacksmith Created Italy’s Premiere Sportscar Brand Have fun!
  16. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    ive always had italian cars (apart from the £50 Ka i bought after passing my test) mainly fiats, now have a 159. for nearly 32 years it has never been mentioned by anyone in my family, that my real dad (who passed away in the early 80s) also LOVED Alfas... he sold his Giulia when i was very...
  17. Alfa Giulia
    OK, the QV looks like its going to be the real deal, but at upwards of £60K it's not going to sell to the normal punter is it? So we are left with a couple of initial low powered options. I know it's very early days, but should we be worried that we are going to be left without a cooking engine...
  18. General Motoring Discussion
    So I am trawling the adverts looking for another Alfa and FSH is an important/essential requirement for me. Now, as far as I am concerned FSH means a proper service done at or before the recommended mileage. In other words the service is carried out annually or at the millage, whatever comes...
  19. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, i have a 2001 GTV T.Spark and i want to try and trace some of its history. Its stamped up with main dealer stamps (DESIRA) and specialists up until a few years ago but has little paper work with it. Desira whilst still in existence haven't been much help, they told me the dealership my...
  20. General Motoring Discussion
    It's not often they get praised but opening up the MoT history record so that you can see mileage, passes and fails, what the fails were for, and advisories is brilliant. I now know that a car I was planning to go and look athas already had fails due to rotten subframe mounts, and has...
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