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  1. New Brera 1st impressions

    General Alfa Discussion
    Dear All, As you may know from my posts on this website, I have just picked up my Brera. Pic Here are my first impressions after 50 miles: My cheeks are aching, from the constant smile... Apart from that... The diesel engine is very powerful and has already opened up considerably in the 1st...
  2. First impressions after owning a GTA for 2 months

    Alfa GTA
    Hi all, it has been now almost 2 months since i first picked up my GTA from the pathetic REG VARDY in Darlington. The car has been so far an absolute delight. I have given it a good service in order to be on the safe side, eventhough the dealer said that they serviced it just before i got it...
  3. I now have my 156 - First impressions....

    General Alfa Discussion
    WOW! :D Gotta say im dead impressed...Been home about ten mins after setting off yesterday morning at 7am. :) Covered a good 400miles in the new bella, and its fantastic! :D So how do i sum it up? Well... 1) The engine.... My god for a 2.0 it loves to rev.... 3k through to 5k, 5k onwards...
  4. GTV - First Impressions from a new owner

    General Alfa Discussion
    Well, I'm three months in to owning my first Alfa - a 2.0ts GTV from 2000. She had 24k on the clock when I bought it and I've added another 2k so far. Costs to date, not including purchase price of the car, are £920. This covers the obligatory full cambelt change with variator and tensioners...
  5. 147 GTA Test drive: impressions

    Alfa GTA
    First and foremost I'd like to say thank you to GTACharlie (still owe you a drink or two buddy, just name the place!) for helping me arrange a test drive of the 147 GTA with a very friendly and well organise Alfa dealer (yes, they do exist!). The one near where I live is run by dummies, complete...
  6. Impressions of a 159.....hired in Italy

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just back from holiday in Italy where I hired a 159 for 3 weeks and covered 2000 kms over all sorts of roads. I particularly wanted to try this car to see if I would change to one from my beloved 166. First impressions - fantastic. The car wasn't there when we arrived to collect it so had to...
  7. Alfa 147 first impressions and help required

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I got my Nero Black 147 2.0 '52 reg last Thursday from SGT in Maidenhead. This is the first car I have bought as I have been driving a *cough*Micra*cough* since I learnt to drive 4.5 years ago. Obviously the difference in drive, style, refinement and power is just amazing. I totally...
  8. 159 Owners - Impressions of real world performance

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    To all 159 owners - we've all read about the flab on the new cars and how this leads to relatively poor performance figures on paper, for a sports saloon. What I'd like is to get a feel for how you guys, the owners, percieve the real world performance to be. While en-route to Summer Alfa Day...
  9. My 156...first impressions

    General Alfa Discussion
    Picked up my 156 from DDAS this evening. Drove it the 60 or so miles home on mixture of Motorway and "Private Road". OK, so it's a 1999 2litre 16v pushing 155bhp. The engine is almost the same as that in the 2litre 16v 155 with the exception of the variable intake length doodah. This...
  10. Brera impressions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I managed to get a test drive in a 2.2 Brera SV the day before the official launch. Thanks to Piccadilly Knaresbrough! I thought a few impressions may be of interest. Firstly, the car is a beaut externally, from any angle. Rear three-quarter is particularly good. It almost doesn't matter what...
  11. Alfa 159 vs. Alfa 155 - impressions

    General Alfa Discussion
    Ciao fellow Alfisti, Just got back from a week in Sicily and 3 very good days in a 159 1.9 JTDM, so I thought I would post how I think it compares with my 155 1.8 TS 16. ++ stands for "big plus", + for "plus", etc. :cool: Remember the 159 was a rental car... Equipment / Comfort...
  12. JTS - First Impressions

    General Alfa Discussion
    As some of you may, or may not, know my beloved Amazon Green was traded in last week :( :( :( . In it's place, I have a new (well, pre-reg'ed) "lunatic blue" JTS Veloce :cool: . It's now been nine days and 350 miles into JTS-ownership, and I have to say that I am loving this car. In fact, I...
  13. GTA Group N sport clutch impressions

    Alfa GTA
    (Split from my gearbox thread since I thought it might be of wider interest) I had the Autodelta Group N sport clutch installed about 5 months ago and also have just had a chance to a track day with it. General impressions are very good so far. This is supposed to be a clutch that is suitable...
  14. First Impressions

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Firstly i just want to say a quick thanks to everyone for the warm welcome i received, after joining. I'm had the 166 for a couple of weeks and just thought I should post my first impressions, as its the first (but not the last) Alfa I've owned. LOOKS WOW!!!! She looks fantastic in Dark...
  15. Alfa 159 - first impressions

    General Alfa Discussion
    Went to the local dealer today to see the 159 in the metal for the first time. It looks very nice indeed - even better than the photos suggested. Inside the (leather) seats were very comfortable and it was easy to get a comfortable driving position. Even the steering wheel I could live with - it...
  16. 147 (facelift) 1.9 TDi 16v driving impressions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This week the GTA was in for it's first service, which was a mercifully cheap affair, and I was leant a 147 1.9TD badged as a "16v", which makes it the 150bhp model. It was fairly new, and had 10k miles on it, so it was fully run-in. My impressions were as follows. Please note I'm not a fan of...
  17. Autodelta Mods - impressions

    Alfa GTA
    I recently had some Autodelta upgrades fitted to my car (sportline coil-over suspension kit, base chip programme and sport intake upgrade). After an initial issue with a faulty shock absorber (replaced free-of-charge), I've now had about a week to roadtest the changes. I thought I'd post some...
  18. Impressions from Geneva - 159 & Brera

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just got back from the Geneva show - chance to check out the new Alfas. There's good news and bad! Firstly the good... The 159 is a quite handsome car. It looks big (almost like a 166 replacement) and seems reasonably roomy inside. The strong design is all at the front, but it fades away a bit...
  19. GTA Selespeed Impressions...

    Alfa GTA
    Though I still have less than 1000km on my 147 GTA Selespeed, I am just bursting at the seams to share some of my feelings and impressions of this lovely beast (and to make a forum to hear other impressions of the GTA Selespeed, which I hear is quite different from the 2.0 liter Selespeeds)...
  20. Goodyear Eagle F1 impressions

    General Alfa Discussion
    Fitted Goodyear Eagle F1's today (215/45 R17) to the front wheels replacing the totally knackered Pirelli P Zero Nero's.....and what an improvement. I chose them due to all the good reports in various tyre surveys where they consistently came either as being the best or thereabouts in most...
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