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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    I'm sorry, I asked this question a long time ago and nothing was done about it. However, I now have a car that will probably be scrapped in june ( saxo, not my 159), so i'd like to give both my young adult kids a few lessons. I only want to teach them the basics ...driving forward and...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dad, Dad we'll fit in the back no problem just buy it! This was my Alfa Brera, turns out they did fit in the back but only if Mum was left at home and the passenger seat squished all the way forward. And so, a little black 159 TBi Lusso saloon turns up on my Autotrader saved searches. I was...
  3. The Technology Section
    If I want something for my daughter to be able to watch on long journeys, what should I be looking for - and can you recommend a good example? Simple answer - portable DVD player. But means carrying around a load of DVDs too? I think some can accept USB / SD card too, so I could rip some stuff...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    Hola fetlers, My daughter has finally applied for her provisional licence, which should arrive shortly. We're more than likely going to add her to the Schitroen C1, rather than the 159, but i've been told some horror stories about how expensive it can be. Does anyone know roughly how much...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This morning i had a rather annoying experience when i observed biro on my rear light tan leather seats - before i put 2 children into an orphanage can anyone suggest ways to remove it ? I've tried soapy water, neat alcohol and leather cream all of wish have barely touched it. Anything else...
  6. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Mot is due in a couple of weeks so I spent yesterday giving the spider a wash and a hoover. I didn't even polish and wax her but she came up well without it. Took her for a spin yesterday and ended up at the local take away for my evening meal. There were a few teenagers hanging about and...
  7. The Technology Section
    Evening all, The young un has bounced her contract mobile and the screen is goosed. It's also starting to screw up in other ways. I don't know the detail, but it's useless and stupid and OMG and Jesus. We're just over a year into a 2 yr contract (never again). The insurance that comes with...
  8. Alfa MiTo
    Sitting at the lights with a friend then all of a sudden. "Clink" I thought something had fallen off the car underneath but no. My passenger turned round and said drive. Luckily the lights had turned green at this stage so i quickly accelerated off. Once we got to his i did a full 360. Then i...
  9. South Africa
    Chatz are stocking this for the 1750 and it for sale over the counter.
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    At the local school the car park is full of what are legally termed quadricycles. Basically 4 wheeled scooters with 2-4 seats They are more expensive than real (2nd hand) cars at around 10 grand a pop. You don't even need a driving licence to run one. I've seen 3 accidents this week. They...
  11. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So the time has come, with three kids, no garage to store/sorn it in and too many other projects on the go I've finally put my beloved GTV up on Pistonheads. Used 2000 Alfa Romeo Other Models TS LUSSO 16V for sale in West Sussex | Pistonheads Next time around I'll need to find a sleeper that...
  12. General Alfa Discussion
    We've had a GTV twinny for the last 3 years. It's been a brilliant car, but an impending new addition to the family in January means we're going to have to look at something with more space. Obviously it has to be an Alfa, the question is, which one? The criteria are: Must have a big boot...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Seen a 147 q2 sport 5 door that looks quite nice and looking to get something newer than my 2.4 jtd 2002 156. I have a 2 year old daughter and just wondered if anyone with kids has a 147 and gets along ok with the space. We were looking for a facelift 156 wagon but nothing has come up...
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    This is a funny ad :lol: The Force: Volkswagen Commercial - YouTube
  15. Motoring Images
    Some shots of the kids from the weekend, it was a sunny day so we took them out together. Alfa GTA and Brera S V6 by Adam Sutton, on Flickr Alfa GTA and Brera S V6 by Adam Sutton, on Flickr Alfa Brera and GTA by Adam Sutton, on Flickr
  16. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello all Contemplating a return to Alfa ownership after a few years in the wilderness. Sud, Sprint, 33, 145 and 147GTA in my past, so it would be something of a homecoming. The only trouble is I seem to have picked up something of a family of late. Anybody have multiple kids and a G? Ours...
  17. Alfa Giulietta
    On the last test drive i went on, I was really impressed by the leather seats, and were it not for the kids, wouldn't think twice about getting them. I wanted to ask you guys how the leather deals with wear and tear caused by kids in the back. Has alfa "plastified" them enough to deal with the...
  18. Alfa MiTo
    hi, I'm going to look at a MITO tomorrow and already I'm in love, but... is it even remotely child friendly? I have a 2 and an 8 year old. It would be great to get owners opinions:confused:
  19. Rant Room
    This is a contradictory rant since I'm in favour of kids doing homework even if it is a major chore getting JimJr going at his. My rant is about "homework" which is really for the parents to do! Just over a week ago he comes home with his normal numeracy and literacy homework and a sheet about...
  20. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello My baby needs a new car seat. There is one that would fit both of our cars but the Giulietta isn't listed on Britax's website. I spoke to them and they've said it will fit if the car has 'B1 approval' which apparently should be in the manual. I can't see this in the manual anywhere...
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