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  1. Living with brera 2

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Living with brera. I know remember what it's like to own a Alfa. Small pop. And no turbo. No idea what it is but it sounded and felt like an intercooler pipe came loose none is obvious so off to Alfa garage tomorrow see if it will show up on dianogists see what happens next. Still think it is...
  2. Living with a Brera

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This is only week 3 of brera ownership. So far I'm really really impressed. The car was remapped by the garage in UK Italia Speed. They Rekoned it is up around 275bhp. I have no idea if this is true as I have not driven standard car. The acceleration is however incredible power delivery from...
  3. Living with a cloverleaf, the 2.5k road trip review

    Alfa MiTo
    Well, Thought I better write a bit of a honest review after living with the car and spending so much time in it over the last week. Before I start its worth noting that me and my better half are "petrol heads" we have between us no less than a 500 abarth Alfa mito cloverleaf Scooby porsche...
  4. Living with matt Magnesio Grey

    Alfa Giulietta
    Anxious about ordering a car with matt Magnesio Grey. Concerns are: How does it wear Paint repairs - how much more should be factored in Do scratches/swirls show up more or less? Can you apply normal waxes, etc? And most importantly, does the novelty wear off??!! Anyone living with it...
  5. Living with Start/Stop

    Alfa Giulietta
    I know the obvious answer is going to be "I always turn if off!" lol but this is intended as a serious question. For myself I tend to turn it off in regular stop/start traffic (as the car in front will often move within a matter of seconds) but I'd definitely use it in severe congestion. Using...
  6. Living with 2 cylinders?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, The time has come to replace the trouble & strife's ageing 147 and she wants a Mito... So being more than happy for her to have another Alfa (Number 10 in fact) I've been looking at the Sportiva or Live limited edition with the 0.9 85bhp Twinair engine. She'll be doing around 250...
  7. Living the italian dream

    Introduce Yourself
    Got my 1st alfa a week ago, and wonder why its taken me so long. A BIG HELLLO from glymstorm
  8. Alfa Romeo 147 1.9JTD owner living in France

    Introduce Yourself
    First Alfa bought over three years ago. Survived 3 Alpine winters and awful roads very well. Buy parts from the UK as a) much bigger selection on offer b) more flexible dealers c) my technical French car-parts knowledge is rudimentary
  9. Back to the land of the living again.....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So about a year ago, my beloved GTV died on me from a cambelt failure. Lack of funds meant that I had to leave it on the drive and buy a ``sensible`` car. So I bought a VW Bora diesel. Boy what a comedown. I actually have to plan overtaking manoevers a week in advance now! I can't take it...
  10. Back to the land of the living again.....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So about a year ago, my beloved GTV died on me from a cambelt failure. Lack of funds meant that I had to leave it on the drive and buy a ``sensible`` car. So I bought a VW Bora diesel. Boy what a comedown. I actually have to plan overtaking manoevers a week in advance now! I can't take it...
  11. Halfrauds living up to their name

    General Motoring Discussion
    Autoglym Halfords | Autoglym Perfect Bodywork, Wheels and Interior Gift Collection cleaning kit before christmas (no sale) £59.99 after christmas they are advertising is at £74.99 with an exclusive christmas web discount of 10% Autoglym own website is £60, how can they claim to be offering a...
  12. Living With 156 V6 'Q' Automatic

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    OK, the Alfa bug has got me again. Just bought the wife a 156 JTS and now I want another Alfa. At present I'm running a large 4x4 and enjoy the space but the nearest I'll get to that amount of space is a Sportwagon. The only ones available for me, over here, are 156 2.5 V6 auto's. Not Selespeed...
  13. Living With a 156 V6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Possibly a stupid question but here goes..... The wife is looking for another Alfa, ideally a 147 manual but this is proving difficult to find around here. There appear to be lots of V6 156's available for the price we want to pay. So the question is, whats a V6 like to live with? Fuel economy...
  14. Living with a GTV as a daily...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As the title really... I have a hankering for a well sorted GTV and wondered what they are like day to day? Initially I was (and poss still am) looking at the later phase 3's, and saw a couple of nice 2.0JTS's thinking this might be a good compromise on reliability and performance versus...
  15. The problem with living far from a Dealer!

    South Africa
    I live about 160km from the nearest Alfa Romeo dealership. I know I know, I knew this before I bought the car. No, nothing has broken. I got a "check brake pads" light this weekend, I knew the pads were done but I never had time to look for upgrades. Now that I am forced to focus on the...
  16. Greetings from an Alfa driving Canadian, living in Holland, posting on a UK site...

    Introduce Yourself
    Well, it took me almost a week from the point where I had given up on owning Alfas until I found myself with another one...... I was driving a 2008 1.8L Alfa GT for the last few years, but got tired of the maintenance costs and the weekly dings on my baby from parking it at Schiphol airport...
  17. Pros (not that Kind !) and cons of country living

    Republic of Ireland
    As above , city slicker all my life ( living in a NASA village at present ) but what would I miss and not miss by moving to the country ? Answers in small words I can understand :D
  18. What do other GTA owners do for a living?

    Alfa GTA
    This may have been asked before but I'm interested to see what other owners do for a living - what type of people are we? Don't be shy! I'll start, I'm a salesman... I sell a range of IT security services into medium and large businesses, so I'm not your clichéd cold-calling type :lol: I...
  19. Who fancies a day at the Black country living museum

    East Midlands
    Look here .... Home Page - Black Country Living Museum - Britain's friendliest open air museum Having viewed the wesite etc it looks like a pretty good full day out if desired. In order to obtain group booking discount a prebooked party of 15 is required. With that in mind I've asked the...
  20. gt living with one advice please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello all, my first post so be gentle :) as it says above what's it like living with a gt i.e how reliable are they, i know about cambelt changes,creaky boot,windows playing up that's all fine my concern would be do they break down alot, i have changed my mind soooo many times on wether to buy...
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