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  1. Loan Giulietta today

    Alfa Giulietta
    My 159 is in for a few days warranty work, so have a Giulietta as a loan car. First impressions a bit of a mix. I have the 140 JTDm, so not really easy to compare with the 159. Obviously consumption is wayyy better (34 vs 49) and I do like how it handles. Trim is a bit disappointing, but then it...
  2. Best place for new battery (without needing a loan!)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Reckon it's time for a new battery. I've not had any problems with it in the year I've had the 166, but I flattened it by accidentally leaving the interior lights on for 24 hours :( After charging it, the voltage is dropping back from 12.7 to about 12.3 volts over night. Not knowing the age of...
  3. Would anyone loan me Alfa Tools?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Im needing to replace my timing belts, variator and water pump but just cant afford it. My local garage is my mates and he is more than competant to do it but doesnt have alfa tools. Would anyone be willing to loan me their tools so i can get the job done cheaply? I can understand...
  4. 159 Owner in Loan Giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Lovely to have ground clearance again (Lusso TB MultiAir for a week). I think the suspension is a match for the Focus! I see some other posts talking about 'features' but the one that drives me mad is the reflection in the instrument glass. Round the M25 with a low sun and I worked out it's a...
  5. GT driver window switch loan?? or advice please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I'm wondering if there is anyone out there kind enough to loan me a drivers window switch for a short time to test my window? Im lost with my fault at the moment and running out of ideas. My window is stuck in the up position. I have tried both the control units on the passenger...
  6. Help !!! 156 Camlock Tool Loan

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi does anyone in the Andover or Salisbury area have any 156 2ltr TS camlocks I can borrow please ? I have 2x 156's sat in my workshop awaiting rebuild and and would like to progress before the wk end and Im stuck for the above parts.
  7. Help needed - 147/156/GT wheel needed for a non driving loan

    West Midlands
    Evening all. Clare's GT has a flat tyre:( Don't want to use fix & go as it'll make tyre unreapairable (tyre dudes say it contains arsenic). Being a 3.2 it has no spare. I have a trolley jack but don't want to leave it there jacked all day. Anyone got a space saver or just a wheel I can...
  8. 2.0 TS cam lock loan

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I all i've got to do the dreaded cam belt I was just wondering if anyone in the Leicester area has a set of cam locks that they would like to loan me for a fee? ;) Also any advise on the job would be appreciated :thumbs:
  9. Some of you get nice loan cars, I get.....

    Motoring Images
    :crying: :crying: :crying: I refused to do the school run today.
  10. Alfa loan car insurance question...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 159 is in having some warranty work done on it at the moment and I have been given a Mito loan car... As my insurance does not cover loan cars (!) and they will not even add it to our policy for 3 days (!) I have no choice but to use my dealers insurance at 15.00 a day! Something about...
  11. 159 1750 TBI TI as a loan car!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Got my car in for a clutch change, but imagine my surprise this morning when I was given a 159 saloon 1750 Ti as a loan car!! So how does it compare? To start with the engine is as sweet as any engine I have ever had the experience of, it is smooth and pulls cleanly from about 1200 rpm, loads...
  12. 159 options - lease? PCP? HP? Personal Loan?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, New round these parts - I'm looking to buy a 159 soon, so I was wondering if anybody had any good experiences with the different "buying" options out there? I'm espcially interested in lease options ("never invest in a devaluing asset" etc), but it would feel weird to not actually own...
  13. Bishops of Guildford loan car.

    South Central
    Hi All, Just been told by Bishops of Guildford that their loan car carries a £5000 excess on the insurance policy, anyone experienced similar. I rang the Alfa dealer in Reading and they have an excess of £300 on there loan car. I'll only need it while they refurb my alloys due to...
  14. personal contract hire /personal loan

    Alfa MiTo
    please can you tell me is there any personal contract hire deals on the alfa mito or would i be better taking out a personal loan out.
  15. MITO as a loan car!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    I had my 159 in having some work done by Monza Sport this week. At first I was a little disappointed to be given a MITO 1.6 Jtd as a loan car. But down by the gear leaver there is a switch 'Normal' (no use at all) and 'Dynamic' (now your talking!!). In normal, steering is light and power is...
  16. French NAVTEQ disc loan request

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi folks, I am going to take my Brera on a long drive to France next month (yay - what fun!). Can someone here please lend me their NAVTEQ France disc? Hoping that some community-spirited Alfa nut here can help! Cheers. Please PM me. Thanks, - Nick.
  17. Coolest loan car ever

    General Alfa Discussion
    Took the GTV in today for an MOT and i was given this as a loan. Its got a roll cage, three point harnesses and is a historic rally car
  18. Ferrari's new loan car: Special Edition Fiat 500

    General Motoring Discussion
    Well, next time your Ferrari is in the shop (only in Europe), you'll get a special edition Fiat 500 as loan car. It comes in Ferrari red paint, a top notch sound system, electric sunroof, automatic climate control, a black steering wheel with red stitching and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Engine is...
  19. Cam tool loan ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just finished cambelt change on 53 plate 1.6 147. Bought the camlocks and countersunk them so you can use original bolts. I wont be needing these for at least 18 months, and I wondered if there would be any demand for a loan service. Forum members could borrow them for a few weeks, for maybe £4...
  20. 159 Loan Car - First impressions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Having been given the green light by my company to order an Alfa 159Ti instead of the usual suspect rep-mobiles I was as happy as a pig in sh*t when Alfa UK said that I could borrow an 08 plate but 07 spec 1.9JTDM Lusso for a week. 2 days in, here are my thoughts so far; Good points:1...