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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    Sir Jim Ratcliff , the richest man in the UK plans to produce new Land Rovers in the traditional Defender style. Highly complementary about the potential for Britain to produce a car as well as any other nation, he's advertising jobs for four major roles in the new company...
  2. Introduce Yourself
    Having tired of Land Rovers I have wandered on to an Alfa as my daily driver, and the household’s no. 2 car. I learnt to drive in twin cam Fiats in the early eighties, and have wanted an Italian 4pot since. 2010 Giulietta with 95K km (<60K miles) on the clock. Even if it is the TB 120hp, it is a...
  3. General Motoring Discussion
    Chinese tax changes, Brexit and Diesel to blame. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/jaguar-land-rover-posts-£264-million-first-quarter-loss And they may pull out of uk if Brexit goes wrong.
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    Will they sell as many? Will Hutton tweeted "#Brexit Britain Part 2. Tata to move all production of Discovery Land Rover to Slovakia, wider manufacturing output falls 1.4 per cent in April and export growth slumping. Not a “bump in the road” aka Boris Johnson. The result of impending disastrous...
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    They do love their little challenges when launching vehicles.
  6. Alfa 164 & 166
    Is somebody dreaming, or have I just lost touch? Yesterday my eBay saved searches emailed me the latest 166 listing. A 166 Super with no MOT and needing a belt change, bidding stating at £1450. Whaaaat?! :nuts: Sorry if it's anyone on here!
  7. Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I have lurked on this forum for a few months and I have finally got around to registering. My name is Jacopo and I recently moved to NZ. I managed to put my hands on a 2003 147 2.0L TS which needs some love. I am completely new to cars as this is my first one and as I don't have...
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    Accueil Hmmmmm.....
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    The last Defender: Is Land Rover's off-road heyday over? - BBC News it will always be a Series I/II(A)/III SWB/LWB or 90/110(109). "Defender" is a modern affectation. :p
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    Anyone going skiing in France in the next month or two? LR are running their testdrives on some of the snow circuits at certain ski resorts. Don't know if they do the same in the UK. Land Rover Winter Tour Booked mine already. ;-)
  11. South Africa
    So LR have just announced that they've made the Freelander 1 an LR heritage vehicle. Latest Landy Heritage 4x4: Best-selling Freelander 1 | Wheels24 What this basically means is they've committed to keep on supplying parts for these cars for the foreseeable future. Why oh why can't AR do the...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, I am delighted to be the owner of a 2.0 silver GTV. It is my second Alfa, the first being a 156 that was so kindly written off by two speed freaks in a borrowed Evo, who smashed into me and drove off! :furious: I found this site after Googling a brake light issue and the answer was...
  13. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, I have a friend at work who has built a really tidy Land Rover Series 3 with his son. It is now on the Lego website and up for vote as to whether it can go into production or not. It needs 10 000 votes to go into consideration for production by Lego. I'll leave the link here and if...
  14. Introduce Yourself
    G'day all......from Bathurst Australia ? About me......motor mechanic by trade, confessed car nut, travel over 40k per yr, live next door to one of the best racing circuits in the world (Mount Panorama) and my name is Mario. Any wonder it's time to buy an ALFA ROMEO !!!! Thanks' for having me...
  15. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've recently noticed that when cruising, a slight adjustment to speed by easing off the accelerator gives can give me a sharp drop in throttle as if I had completely removed my foot suddenly from the accelerator. Trying to replicate that on the driveway, I have found that I can ease the car up...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    Hi Just joined. I have 3 Alfas, a mixed bag. 1970 GT Junior 1300 147 twin spark manual (daily driver) 33 1.7ie Having a ball sprinting around Phillip Island circuit. Check it out at upcoming MOTOGP race in the coming weeks. My exact location is Melbourne Cheers Anthony
  17. Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, New to the world of Alfa Romeos. Really excited to have bought a '99 GTV V6 Had a couple of nice cars before (Saab 900 T16, Mercedes Benz W124 300CE) and didnt think anything would top the Saab - but I LOVE the GTV... what a car. I'm based in Bristol Cheers D
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