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  1. Long term Giulia ownership

    Alfa Giulia
    In Feb I will have owned my Giulia for 3 years, many people with cars on 3 year leases will be moving on to something else (hopefully another Giulia). Myself, I intend keeping my Giulia for many many years. So why am I doing this? Well I am of a certain age and with retirement will not be in a...
  2. More 3.2 ownership “fun”

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I’ve had to order a replacement ecu as current one is throwing a permanent throttle body code that means the Eml won’t go out. I’m not amused but it also means I can remap the new ecu and then repair the other one and resell it.
  3. Tempted to return to 164 ownership...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Looking for another 164 Cloverleaf I can't shake the idea of returning to 164 ownership. It's only been a couple of years since I last owned one but I've had three different Alfas since and as much as I like them, I've come to realise that they're just not quite what I want. I really liked my...
  4. Ownership experience..

    Alfa MiTo
    I'm looking at buying a MITO 1.4 veloce but I'm confused by the tax rates and power output. Some seem to have 150 bhp while others have 170bhp. I'm planing to use it as a daily runner for taking the kids around, etc. Nothing major; maybe a few one hour motorway journeys. How good is this car...
  5. Brera Ownership

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello All, So here I am with a conundrum on my hands. I have been an alfa fan for years now and always wanted a Brera. In the run up to owning a Brera I've had a 147 and 3 156's. I've now had a brera for a few months now and find myself falling out of love with it. I find myself at an...
  6. So today my Alfa ownership ended

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So my Twinnie decided to day to do it's head. Driving to work, and it started to issue forth with white smelly smoke. Luckily I hadn't gone too far from home so turned straight round and parked her up. But for me it's the end of a turbulent journey, I have put so much into keeping it going but I...
  7. Back to Alfa Ownership

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, After 8 years I’ve come back from the dark side of Jaguar ownership with a nice 159 2.4 saloon.
  8. First time of Alfa ownership

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone I have just brought at the weekend 159 ti tbi in black on 2009. It’s lovely looking car I’ve had few BMW’s in the past and just got bored with so fancied a bit of a change with this Alfa. Driven around 200 miles now and feels fast and very smooth power delivery it as had an remap...
  9. Ownership costs/experience of 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTDM-2 Sportiva Nav

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, Really interested in purchasing a Giulietta and would like to know more about your experience with the general reliability and running costs of owning this beauty. I will be covering roughly 20k miles a year ( for a year or two) and thus will require about 1 full service a year, what...
  10. Busso ownership costs...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, As its year end, (nearly), I have been reviewing the cost of keeping, (improving), my 3.2 GT this year. Apart from Tax, Insurance and the original purchase price I have paid for: - 1) New Battery 2) New Disks and Pads. 3) Drivers door window switch. 4) Replacement fuel rail 5)...
  11. Opinion's on Giulietta ownership please

    Alfa Giulietta
    My trusty 156 face lift has seen its best after 5 years ownership and i'm considering buying a Giulietta but i'd like some opinion's on ownership and which model is best please,I think i'd prefer a petrol model over a diesel and something with a little bit of power would be good maybe a...
  12. 6 months of 2.0 GTV ownership

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well have had my twinnie GTV for six months now and this is the story so far . I have to say she has been a good girl so far I took a long while to find one and although she is far from perfect paint wise she has been very reliable . She is not a garage queen and shares my 50mile comute with my...
  13. One month into ownership

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, just over a month now I have had my g and loving it, I just have a couple of questions regarding a few things I have noticed. 1) any recommendations on oil, I normally use carparts4less for bits on my gtv n spider, I put my g reg in a two different oils came up, any recommendations of...
  14. GTA Ownership

    Alfa GTA
    Evening all... Question for you as GTA ownership has got me contemplating... When I bought by first Alfa, and indeed my first car which was a 147 Q2, I was aware of the GTA and what it stood for but never thought I could actually own one. After a number of visits to see Pud with the Q2 he sent...
  15. First week of ownership

    Alfa Stelvio
    Had my Milano a week now and absolutely loving it. Here is a link to the video taken by Kev at Glyn Hopkins in St. Albans. https://video.citnow.com/vsYYCKTQsfr I can't fault their service and highly recommend them, kept me informed of any updates and were more than helpful with any requests...
  16. The true cost of 166 ownership.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    After doing a couple of wee jobs on the cars I added it all up and got the answer YouTube - JJ BARRIE - No Charge (1976) Pomeo;):D
  17. New to 2.5 V6 ownership

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hey there, last week I graduated from a 2.0 Ts to a 2.5 V6 24v engined 156. I know it needs a bit of suspension work at the front and thats all going ahead but after that what do you reccommend I do to make it all it can be? Any ideas about brakes, suspension, induction and exhaust would be...
  18. Common Problem with Alfa Ownership

    General Alfa Discussion
    anyone else have the same problem with their girlfriend, spouse, partner or wife in accordance with Alfa ownership??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cT4RNstWXE
  19. The pain of GTV ownership...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've decided that it's no fun owning a GTV when you're 6ft plus :( There I was making her look beautiful, spent the last couple of weeks cleaning the grime off from previous owners, took time to re-dye the scuffed driver's seat bolster yesterday. Not wanting to leave the seat with only a coat...
  20. My first few months of alfa ownership

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Having taken the plunge and bought an Alfa, I thought I’d post my first impressions of ownership now I’ve had it a few months. Where to start? I suppose the beginning is as good a place as any. If I’m honest, we didn’t get off on the best of terms. I’ve gone from a 45 to a 70 litre fuel tank...
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