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  1. newbie taking plunge into unknowen

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    Hi all Been an admirer of the alfa for many years since i had loan of an alfasud for a week. Looked at them in awe but stories about reliability and maintenance put me off. However last month on my way home from work i met in traffic a lovely alfa gleaming in the sun. it stood out in the line...
  2. Taken the plunge on the QV

    Alfa Giulia
    Wallowing in the crapulence of the extraordinary Essex victory last night and our seemingly irresistible march to the title, and considering the price rises due tomorrow i have ordered a QV. Am i in for a world of pain given all the ECU issues on here? Hopefully not as I'm not going to be doing...
  3. Taken the Alfa Plunge

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    After owning some decent-ish cars in the past..the nagging "you're not a real car but until you've owned an Alfa" adage was always in the back of my mind. I've now taken the leap - and last week picked up a Brera 2.2 SV JTS - in Alfa red of course! Wow - the car is simply amazing! Looking...
  4. Finally taken the plunge!

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    Dear All, Over the last few years I have found a lot of really useful information in your forum discussions thank you but only now have I finally got around to joining (to my shame!). I am a long term sufferer of the Alfa virus after being talked into buying an Alfasud sprint 1.5 by a car mad...
  5. collecting 105 multi air on Friday - took the plunge!

    Alfa MiTo
    I am collecting the 2012 1.4 car on Friday, so I did it............... kind of. I really wanted a 135/140 however couldn't travel far with no transport so decided to dip my toe in with the 105. The only other two I could have looked at that were 140 were both really high mileage, one was...
  6. About to take plunge with a Brera: Advice?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All Having previously owned a 916 Spider and regretted the day I had to sell it 3 years ago ever since, I'm looking to quench my Alfa withdrawal symptoms with a Brera. I'm fairly new to the model, having read around the buyers guides etc on here. Anyone have any thoughts on this particular...
  7. Newbie, looking to take the plunge!

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    Hi Everyone. For a number of years I've been looking at Alfa's and thinking "should I, shouldn't I?"... unfortunately, due to the family, and the other half - it has never happened :( But, I'm now in a position where I have the option to get myself an Alfa :) One of the guys I work with has 2...
  8. Taking the plunge

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Folks, I am finally going to take the plunge and get myself an Alfa. I am looking at getting a GT. Does anyone know where I can find the low down on the GT? i.e. pros, cons and specifications. At the moment I am thinking the V6 engine, but I have heard bad things. Any advice is welcome...
  9. Taking the plunge

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    Hi All, After many years of consideration I am going to finally take the plunged of getting an Alfa. I am looking at the beautiful GT. Maybe even the V6 version. What is the general verdict with the GT? Thanks Paul
  10. About to take the plunge

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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping to become an Alfa very soon having been a VW fanatic for many years. I'm currently looking for a cheap 147 & will be going to view one or two this week. Is there anything specific to 147s I should look out for? I'm aware of the importance of proper servicing, cambelt...
  11. I've taken the plunge...

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    Afternoon all. Well I've gone and done it....I'm now the owner of a 55 plate silver GT Jtd with 44k on the clock. I picked it up yesterday from Airdrie and drove it 315 miles south to my home in Warwickshire. Did I enjoy it? Sadly not particularly. It teamed down the whole journey with...
  12. Hi all! Considering the ALFA Plunge!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, new to the forum but is there a better place to really ask questions about a car your seriously considering buying? lol - i had posted this in introduction but friendly people suggested i post here aswell. I currently drive an 1998 E36 BMW 318I - only the 8v 4 pot, but i still think its...
  13. Hi all! Considering the ALFA Plunge!

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    Hi all, new to the forum but is there a better place to really ask questions about a car your seriously considering buying? lol I currently drive an 1998 E36 BMW 318I - only the 8v 4 pot, but i still think its a good car, reliable and has done me and my family well for the past 3 years. But im...
  14. Finally taken the plunge!

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    Hello all, I have introduced myself on the regional forum, but thought I'd add a little on here. After a selection of 40 or more different cars over the years, I've finally got myself an Alfa, a 156 JTD Sportwagon. Some may say a risky purchase as I bought it pretty much sight unseen off...
  15. About to take the plunge with my first Alfa

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    Hi, I am about to order my first Alfa but am having a few last minute nerves:confused: My spec: Giulietta 1.4 MA Sportiva with 5 hole wheels in 8c red with double sunroof, rear parking sensors and TomTom. Why doubts: not seen the 8c red but think alfa red is too flat and metallic too dark -...
  16. So I have taken the plunge

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all, So the deed is done, I now own my first Alfa 156 1.9 JTDm. Full Dealer history with a recent belt and pump change. 70000 on the girl. 55 Plate and she looks good. Anyway, whilst bringing the car home last night I came across a few little niggles. Clutch was slipping a little...
  17. Taken the plunge! 159 TI White 2ltr 170

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    Hi, Just a quick hello! Purchased myself a 2010 159 TI, Smoked Alloys, 2ltr 170 in White. She's an absolute beauty! New to Alfa's & had some niggles already but hey, hopefully these will be short lived! Never seen another white one in my part of the country so far so well chuffed. Anyway...
  18. Just taken the plunge...

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    Hi all So earlier this week I thought it'd be nice to get a new car some time this year. Have a Mazda MX-5 2.0l Sport and don't really fancy another winter in him. Have appreciated the looks of a Guilietta for a while, had a spare weekend and thought I'd pop along to a dealer for a peek. 2.5...
  19. Taken the Plunge - QV Ordered!

    Alfa MiTo
    Well, after much soul searching, Ive put down a deposit on my next set of wheels. A 2012, Mito QV in Biancospino. Its an ex demonstrator so its 6 months old with 3.5k miles on the clock. Away with work for a couple of weeks and picking up on 25th March (which should give them time to sort the...
  20. About to take the Mito plunge.

    Alfa MiTo
    Looking at getting my next second hand car and really like the idea of the Mito, I have been looking at the 1.4 16V Lusso ( apparently a more comfortable ride than the Veloce ) however I could just about stretch to a multiair version or the 155bhp version (with a few more miles on the clock...
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