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  1. Honest John - Alfa GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
  2. Should I fix it? Honest answers from TCT owners

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I'm 5 weeks in to ownership of a 2.0L Veloce G TCT auto (loving it by the way) but not once has start stop kicked in. I'm aware of the many reasons why it won't, battery, temperature etc etc. I get no warning messages or anything. Question is; Should I get it fixed? If everything seems...
  3. Your Honest Opinion on the Giulia Please?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Does Giulia look any better than its arguably very different predecessor, a car widely acknowledged to be quite handsome (159)? In your honest opinion What do you think? Will you miss your 159?
  4. Your Honest Opinion on the Giulia Please?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Does Giulia look any better than its arguably very different predecessor, a car widely acknowledged to be quite handsome (159)? In your honest opinion What do you think? Will you miss your 159?
  5. Your honest, real-world fuel consumption

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 2.4 Jdtm 200hp Ti Qtronic is currently giving me (according to the trip computer) a miserable 21mpg, (around 13.5l/100km). This is for around town, driving gently. I've read wildly varying fuel consumption figures both here and elsewhere. From 35mpg+ (sounds wildly optimistic) down to 15mpg...
  6. jealousy or honest opinions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bought an alfa gt few weeks ago after years of admiration but some friends are making snide comments like 'why alfa gt when you have a son?' , 'alfas known to give its owners problems', 'how can you abandon beema and audi for alfa' is there anyone on here with alfa gt and a family and still...
  7. Honest MiTo Opinion

    South Africa
    So the time has come for me to buy. Can't really put it off much longer as I need something for work in Jan. I love the MiTo, and there are a few within what I am willing to pay. The problem is that they have restructured my salary to end higher, but start lower, thus I'm a little down on what...
  8. Your honest opinions please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just finished fitting some Shutt Pedals and a custom footrest along with a custom made gear surround with a old school Zender gear knob on my v6.Its work in progress or as my wife would say "What else you gonna bloody buy for that car"!!!!.
  9. Be honest, yes or no.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Two small changes to the V6. Clear indicators and graphics. Car is filthy but the general idea is there.
  10. Bush questions...quick ones, honest. :)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147 1.6 I have powerflex bushes on the front end. They squeak. They sound like the closing credits of "thriller" (no, not the laughing bit...:D) and are really annoying me. Will i: a) Be able to get roll bar bushes (rubbery ones) from a local motor factor b) Be able to get upper wishbone bushes...
  11. Honest opinion's needed!

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, I'm wanting to buy a new Mito series 2 twinair, but I'm still wondering if I should buy one because: - this would be my first car owned by me (after driving a old Corsa around for a year) - I'm only 19, and not the richest I can afford it but its a lot of money for me to part with... - is...
  12. Last post for a while honest! Restoration

    Alfa GTA
    Hi all. Well this is my last general question about my newly aquirred 156 GTA. Took it to a bodyshop for my wheel really which they say they dont do. But also the rear nearside panel has been resprayed and doesnt match the rest of the car so I asked him to quote for it .He explained the rear...
  13. Shame all Alfa owners arent honest

    General Alfa Discussion
    This morning i went out to find my 147 i have owned for less than a week has had the centrecaps pinched from all the wheels, not just content with this the same scrote had tried to remove the chrome trims from the front lower grill breaking one in the process. To say i am p*ssed off is an...
  14. Nice to find a garage that is honest

    South West
    I'm posting this because I think that when you get good service from a place where they actually care its worth mentioning. Recently got back from Afghanistan and bought myself a 55 plate silver Alfa GT from a garage called AutoLusso on the Ferndown Industrial Estate in Dorset. Little place run...
  15. Honest John MOT fail data

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    fascinating + unsurprising 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results | Honest John Alfa Romeo MOT Results | Honest John
  16. Need a good honest mechanic

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi I live in South East London. The timing belt on my 166 V6, manual, came away at the weekend, so I really need a good mechanic who can give me an honest price for the work that will now need doing. Will need to pick it up from where I live (SE13). Any advice would be gratefully received...
  17. Brake lever come off in my hand,honest.

    Introduce Yourself
    Just got my 147 1.9 JTD and the break lever is very loose,ie flopping down on one side and it is missing a nut/bolt.Does the bolt come up from underneath or what.Maybe its a Alfa thing and its supposed to be like that.As a newbie of 1 days I appologise for all the dumb things I will say in the...
  18. Be honest folks, should I buy a 159?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello peeps! Newbie here. I won't lie... I am head over heels for the 159! I've decided on a 2.4 JTDM 210bhp model in black or silver and I love the idea of sitting behind that wheel!! BUT BUT BUT I am very aprehensive after reading about the many faults and rather odd temprement of this car...
  19. Honest John`s MOT survey

    General Alfa Discussion
    Honest John`s web pages now have a in depth breakdown of countrywide MOT results. unfortunately some types of our favourite cars don't far so well. :cry: Question, would the results shown put you off buying the car that you had spent hours looking at images, trawling through reviews, owners...
  20. GTV v6 v BMW Z3 3.0 - an honest opinion

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    note - wrong sub forum mods please more to GTV forum - sorry! As a twice over GTV v6 owner and now a Z3 3.0 owner I though it might be interesting to a few people to give my honest comparison of these two cars with both their good and bad points. I have never owned an Alfa spyder V6 but I’m...