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  1. Imminent Alfa 159 owner

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, Joined as i'm looking for some advice in purchasing a second hand alfa 159 2.4 JTDm.... and i'm sure once a proud owner, I will find the wealth of knowledge on this site very useful. So... I found a nice example (58 plate) close by (there aren't many around) drives beautifully, gearbox...
  2. Hello! Imminent Alfa owner needing advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning all, I've been reading a lot interesting things on this forum which has persuaded me to join and become a member. Before I make my post and query, a general thanks to everyone for such a highly knowledgeable and quite frankly, valuable, resource. I hope to be able to contribute to...
  3. Imminent road trip to Germany and Italy

    General Motoring Discussion
    I've decided to take my GTV to Italy, back to its natural habitat. I've got 10 days, no kids, a tent and a stack of Euros. Thinking of going to Lake Como, via Germany (so I can hit some autobahns) and Switzerland. I've been to Italy before (Florence and the Amalfi Coast) but I've never driven...
  4. Imminent newbie purchaser.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone After almost 48 years of living I have decided to take the plunge and buy a GTV! Picking it up tomorrow evening and am very excited. It's 1997 2ltr in black with 64000 mls, a few month MOT and Tax and after reading up before going to look, it seems like a good example. Oldish chap...
  5. Imminent purchase of first Alfa!!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all quick hello, I'm picking up my first alfa in the form of a GT 2.0 JTS this weekend. Very excited and looking forward to being part of this community. Already some mods planned, sublte stereo upgrade, bluetooth, and possibly exhaust depending on how I find the standard one day to day...
  6. Imminent Expense

    Alfa GTA
    Got my 48K service coming up also need new brake pads and car has started knocking on uneven ground on offside front the last week or so. Never rains but it pours with these GTAs :( New tyres soon too, if I go for the same tyre thats on its nearly £200 a wheel :( On a plus note Had a traffic...
  7. Eurotrip imminent

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Everyone Within the next hour I will be disappearing off on my trip through Europe. Not sure exactly when I'll log off AO, so thought I'd say goodbye now. Will probably log on a bit while in Austria (and undoubtedly get my A's and Q's mixed up constantly). Speak to you all soonish - and if...
  8. Suspension Change Imminent

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I will be deciding very shortly which suspension kit to fit to my 147, probably going for Bilsteen or Alfa sport/comfort kit, is there any other bits I should change while im in there, i.e. bushes or rollbars.
  9. 147 Brake Upgrade Imminent - Advice Please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys n gals My standard front discs and pads have come to the end of their lifespan and I am looking at upgrading to a more performance orientated disc and pad setup. My budget is £200 for the discs and pads and I've been looking at Tarox Sport Japan discs here...
  10. An imminent GT owner

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello one and all :D Just thought I'd drop a quick line to share my excitement as I am only a week away from being the proud owner of a GT. I received a call from the delaer this morning advising me my car has arrived, just waiting for the paper work from the DVLA as I have a private reg...
  11. Newbie with 147 imminent

    Introduce Yourself
    Im Ben from Barrowford near Burnley, wanted to introduce myself. just put a deposit on silver 3 door 147 JTD 16v, 53 plate, pickin it up once my re-mortgage has completed (hopefully beginning of next week) used to have a 2.5 Z4 and then focus RS, for playing! however new job in Leeds has...
  12. M.O.T/ Imminent

    Alfa 145 & 146
    The dreaded M.O.T. is just around the corner. the Car is a 1998 1.8ts(with a 2001 1.8ts engine in) the problem is when you try to hold the revs at 2800 for the emissions test they drop to 2000 revs and then back to 2800 revs constantly thus failing the emisions test. Any suggestions for cause...
  13. New car imminent!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My shiny new 147 has been imported by Virgin Cars and is due to be delivered Monday morning, what should I look out for if anything, before signing the acceptance papers.
  14. New 147 imminent

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm picking up my new 147 (Alfa Red, tan leather and 16" sport alloys) a week today and have been getting quite excited at the prospect for the last few weeks. As an Alfa virgin (but with a love of all things Italian!) I'm also somewhat nervous given the horror stories one reads and the...