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  1. Stelvio first impressions

    Alfa Stelvio
    I have been very lucky to be lent a Stelvio Q4 Speciale for tonight and tomorrow. I think it is the 210 bhp 2.2 diesel engined machine and it is a very nice place to be in. Gadgets and gizmos are so abundant that I'm not going to be able to familiarise myself with everything in such a short...
  2. First Week Impressions - Giulia Veloce

    Alfa Giulia
    I picked up my beautiful Veloce in Lipari Grey on Tuesday and this is my first set of impressions, particularly for anyone on here thinking about buying one. First of all, the drive: So in the first day I had 2 scary moments, 3 yelps of delight and 4 "Oh yeahs" (and I'm a 50 year old man!). The...
  3. Alfa GT 3.2 first impressions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Finally got my hands on the car I bought blind 300 miles away in Plymouth. First off it has bags of character, which I suspected, I think it's faster than my old R32 mark 5, not that it's "fast" however I didn't buy it for that, the instant throttle response and addictive noise had me...
  4. Another New Stelvio Owner - first impressions

    Alfa Stelvio
    Picked up my new Stelvio from my local dealer in Exeter - 2.2D 210bhp Milano (Trofeo White). Its the first automatic I've owned - I've driven loads of autos over the years and this implementation has a sporty feel when driven in "D" (DNA) mode - nice. Brings a huge grin to my face. The vehicle...
  5. New Veloce: First Impressions

    Alfa Giulia
    Finally got my Veloce last week and thought I'd post some first impressions - as a return favour for the advice and tips I've picked up here. It's a Vesuvio Grey, red leather with 5-holes that came from stock. I've come from a numb handling SUV, so I'm enjoying the sharp drive straight...
  6. QV 3rd impressions and help

    Alfa Giulia
    Will try again for the 3rd time but when the mods are in collusion with the trolls its kinda hard...(awaits deletion, closure) especially when you ask them for valid reason why they ignore you...suppose thats the alfista for you. Those who have no experience of a QV please don't post on my...
  7. QV 2nd impressions and help

    Alfa Giulia
    Mods doing this again as it was only derailed by one person, and its a valid thread it was all quite jovial amongst the rest of us despite going slightly off topic (which as my thread i had no issue with) so rather than penalising the many please stop the catalyst... Anyway. I have worked out...
  8. QV First impressions

    Alfa Giulia
    Picked it up on Saturday. Its an unbelievable vehicle. the power is actually frightening at times, and the feel and response are 2nd to none. I can see myself potentially racking up speeding fines, as you don't realize how fast you are going as the acceleration is effortless, but it inspires a...
  9. Driving impressions after swirl flap delete.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It's been a couple of weeks now since I completed this job. Since buying the car at the beginning of July I've done a lot of jobs to it. Firstly I replaced the cam belt, water pump and tensioner. Then changed the oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter and pollen filter. Next came the offside...
  10. Initial Impressions

    Alfa Stelvio
    StelvioForum.com - The Largest Alfa Romeo Stelvio Forum And Community! Hi Some really good first impressions here of the Stelvio NewsNow: Loading story...
  11. Giulia - test drive and 1st impressions

    Alfa Giulia
    Giulia - test drive and first impressions So yesterday years of waiting for the 159 replacement ended as i finally got my hands on the new Giulia. In pictures it looked stunning but you can never truly appreciate beauty till you see it in the flesh.... I walked into the dealership and there it...
  12. First driving impressions - Giulia Super AT8 Diesel

    Alfa Giulia
    I had a chance to take a Giulia for a ride a couple of days back. Quite unplanned but what a delightful hour it was! So my brief impressions follow as well as some comparisons to my lovely daily: 159 SW TBI TI. Giulia was a diesel which makes itself loud and clear when pushing the nice start...
  13. Tuning box on twin air - initial impressions

    Alfa MiTo
    Thought I would post my initial impressions on the bluespark box I have fitted to my 105 sportiva. Let's start with the money shot 0-60 is around ten seconds - 2nd gear start would no doubt be quicker but kill clutch. The box itself takes seconds to fit instructions clear and standard setting...
  14. Giulietta 1200th impressions

    Alfa Giulietta
    I've had my Giulietta for four years now and drive it every day in the week,so I thought I'd write down my impressions after around 1200 drives of it.Most of it has been said since 2010 when I first started researching my purchase and attending the preview at the Saatchi gallery in Chelsea with...
  15. Giulietta first impressions

    Alfa Giulietta
    I picked up my Giulietta yesterday, my first of the new breed of Alfa's and also my first Diesel and I wanted to share a few of my first impressions. Looks wise the Giulietta had grown on me since it came out. At first I wasn't so sure about the buy-eyed look, but over time it has looked better...
  16. 4C First Impressions

    4C & 4C Spider
    Hi all, finally got my 4C yesterday :D It was actually much sooner than expected, but I’m not complaining! Thought I’d share my first impressions: Looks… well it looks like a 4C, not much more needs to be said. I fell in love with it when the concept appeared at Geneva in 2011 and I've not...
  17. First impressions 159 to G

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just made the hop to a 2.0 JTDM-2 170bhp Veloce from a 159 1.9 JTDM Lusso chipped to just under 200bhp. First impressions - Driving in normal..What have I done! Driving in Dynamic - Ah, that's better, this thing actually doesn't go too bad. Handling seems ok too. Slightly odd driving position...
  18. 156 2.4 JTD 20v - first impressions...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've done 200 miles in my 54 plate 2.4jtd 156 now. I like it! I had a 10v early model with the 136bhp engine previously so I suppose I'm comparing with that in the back of my mind. Some things I've noticed... Mine has the facelift interior which I like. I like the stereo controls on steering...
  19. Newbie 147 first impressions.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Folks, The 147 2 litre TS is a nice car. First drive of my purchase today. The driving position is perfect for me, steering light and accurate, clutch light, good handling and braking. The engine is free revving and sounds lovely through a ss cat back exhaust at higher revs. The gearbox is...
  20. GT - first impressions

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, Recently bought a GT 1.9JTD for my commute to work and love it so far. My other car is a petrol Golf GTI so I am absolutely LOVING the fuel economy of the Alfa - 350 miles on half a tank! Hadn't really paid much attention to Alfas beforehand but I have to say they are great looking cars...
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