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  1. Did I get a lemon? My experience 3.5 yrs owning

    Alfa MiTo
    Feel free to put me right in that its par for the course with used cars but......... Did I just get a lemon? .... so I got a 105 multi-air at 4 years old in March 2016 from a large main dealer - 29,000 miles. When I read other forums talking about say a Toyota Avensis 2010 - 5 year ownership...
  2. lemon

    Alfa MiTo
    my mito has developed a major electrical fault and it looks though its going to cost me a lot of money . Firstly its only just turned 4 and I still have a year left to pay for it . Don't I have some sort of rights as a consumer:cry:
  3. Have I bought a lemon - possible px

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Firstly sorry for all my posts To be honest I could be shooting myself In the foot Recent bought mg gt 1.9 with 45k on the clock . Today I took it for a remap to which I was told the map had already done but an extremely crude one at that . In short it's damaged the clutch . The mapper has...
  4. Is this 147 a lemon or an absolute steal?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys! So I Leave for my UK road-trip tomorrow and have lined up a couple of bargain-bin Alfas' to buy, run and sell for a profit (hopefully) before I leave! I'm looking at a gen1 147 series of cars, and quite frankly, as an Australian cannot get over HOW CHEAP these cars are. This one is...
  5. bargain or lemon?

    South Africa
    My father in-law wants to buy a GT... I'm on my way to check the car out, going for R140K. It's immaculate in every way, the engine is super silent, it's the tightest GT I've driven. All cats in place, 45000km, brand new Pirelli tires all round... ...but it's been an insurance write-off and...
  6. Is it a lemon?

    South Africa
    There is a certain 156 Sportswagon on Autodrader for R49900 at Kia Randburg. It has been advertised for a while now. I went by and saw it (after hours) but never drove it. Does anyone know anything about this car?
  7. thing i have bought a lemon.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    every thing that can go wrong with a 2.4jtd has went wrong with my car. front suspension arms,ARB bushes, rear disc,s and pads, handbrake cables, drive shafts cv joints auilx belt tensioner seized yesterday :cry: mot next week. still smiling, only just.
  8. Alfa GT Diesel - have I bought a lemon?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all First Alfa first post Today I bought a 04 GT 75K on the clock, full service history lots of receipts. Everything seemed fine on the test drive so I went ahead and bought. I got it home from Watford to South London without any problems but when I went to take it out an hour later the...
  9. It appears i bought a lemon

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just wanted to share my experience really. Bought an Alfa 156 JTD last month. ok ok so it was a private sale, i loved the car and didnt really consider it might have problems. ( naive i know.....but she looked so nice in black!! ) Since owning her i have managed to change and resolve a...
  10. Project Lemon

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    If any one has followed my posts (mostly moans and grieviences) they will be fair in assuming that my car is a bit of a pig, not a fine example of the 159. Bizarrley however I bought this pig at the end of my lease. My thinking being that it would be an interesting project to make this car...
  11. how to spot a lemon or not, alfa 147 2.0 ts 2003

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been wanting to own a late model alfa like a 147, one has come up on trademe Alfa romeo 147 TS 2.0l $1R 2003 | Trade Me and wanting to know what to look for and listen too with these models, so I don't pick a lemon. Could anybody help in this regard thank you michael booth
  12. Possible lemon?

    South Africa
    Do they actually expect someone to believe this? :cheese: Autotrader.co.za
  13. Hello and have I bought a lemon?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've not driven for around ten years and just purchased a 147 Selespeed, very exciting, very pleased with it - BUT! Checked the VOSA database for MOT history (after purchase as I wasn't aware of its existence until this evening) and under the MOT Failure it states: Reason(s) for refusal to...
  14. Lemon Brera

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    He is a strange combination I have never seen before, not quite sure where they have got it from. 09 reg with black/slate seats but red console and fascias. Vehicle Details
  15. Lemon flavoured BMW

    General Motoring Discussion
    Thought you blokes might get a laugh from this: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...001021,00.html A BMW owner filled his convertible with lemons and parked it out the front of a Sylvania dealership from 5am this morning. The car caused chaos on the Princes Highway as commuters slowed...
  16. My Lemon passed its MOT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I could not believe it that my Lemon passed it MOT with only two advisories on the ball joints. :cheese: I am still in a state of shock was expecting it to fail on something suspension related due to the knocks groans that come from the front and back. At least I can now concentrate on fixing...
  17. So I've bought a lemon!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, This is my first post here so be gentle, but I am an active member of e46zone.com which is focused on BMWs (like my other car)... So I wanted to buy a super cheap runaround car as a 2nd car for lugging rubbish around etc, and I've always wanted an Alfa so I found a 156 1.8 Twin Spark...
  18. 156 2.4 JTD - I think i got a lemon

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Chaps, help needed here, I have just picked up from France an 156 2.4 JTD 2000 (W Reg) and it seems to have a few issues. I was described as nothing needed doing to it to get it back to England but I am now disagreeing and before emailing the seller back I need some advice. 1) Engine...
  19. Is every 159 a lemon?

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Guys! This could be my first and last post, depending on the response I get... For the first time, I've got the opportunity to choose my own company car, and the 159 2.4JTDM Lusso just sneaks in under budget :o) I tried the demo car at my local dealer a few weks ago - I live in Dundee if...
  20. Do I have a lemon Brera?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Firstly I must say that I am still in love with my baby (2.2sv Met Black). She is glorious. Took delivery on 1st September and have 3,800 in the clock. HERE ARE MY ISSUES :- 1) Has anyone had problems with the clutch? Mine is very erratic. Sometimes like a hot knife thru butter. Sometimes VERY...
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