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  1. Spotted on Ebay, poor soul!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Spotted this very sorry looking 116 Giulietta on Ebay this week - Seems OKish at £995 if the underbody's as good as stated, except it failed to sell at £579 early in Sept and finally sold for £535 in late Sept after I'd bid it up to £520! So I had to...
  2. Poor colour match- misano blue

    Alfa Giulia
    My veloce was reversed into whilst parked at a station last week, big scuff, paint off and some severe cracking of paint where the bumper had been pushed in. Took it straight to body shop with impressive reputation and picked it up today. It looks like they've not colour matched well at all...
  3. Are all wipers poor?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've just changed the wipers on my GTV for aero style ones and they are almost as poor as the originals - which failed to sweep all of the screen, particularly at speed. It's as if there isn't enough pressure to hold the blades onto the screen? What are everyone else's like? Is this a common...
  4. Eibach online shop poor service

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This is a bit of a rant, but also more consumer advice. Now, I don't want to sound like too much of a broken record... But is it really so hard to just buy a ****ing product and have a company send it to me? After my previous troubles with Europerformance. co . uk, this time I purchased a...
  5. Poor MPG?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi from sunny Telford ;) I Have a 2008 GT 1.9 Diesel Q2 170, 80,000 miles. I drive I'd say "normally" but am only getting an indicated 30mpg (I have used nearly half a tank but covered just 150 miles) There is no smoke on acceleration and drives fine so not sure if there's actually a problem? I...
  6. Poor old girl

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Not mine but interesting
  7. Poor radio reception

    Alfa Giulia
    I've had this problem pop up in the past few weeks or so I reckon. I'm having issues with poor radio reception on DAB and FM. This is for example running the same route I always do with the same station which used to be 100% fine but now cuts in and out constantly on DAB. Even when stationary...
  8. 2.4 JTDM poor idle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just went to see a 159 2.4 JTDM with a view to buy it. All looked good low miles(that's a novelty) service history nice and clean. Then when I start it, it immediately stops again. Restart her and she runs a little for a lumpy for a while. She drove beautifully pulled well and started with no...
  9. My poor GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I just thought i would come on here to have a bit of a rant. Dropped my car off at the garage this morning for its mot which it breezed thankfully. Had the braided brake hoses fitted with no problems, now comes the relative easy job replacing a leaky clutch slave cylinder which apparently...
  10. help my poor alfa 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :confused: can any one help! my machanic took my 156 ts 2.o today for its cambelt change.i get a phone call saying he did it but since putting it back together there is an engine noise.not happy:( so hes gunna strip it back down and do it again. any ideas what this is he mentioned something...
  11. Poor Starting

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Why is my car so poor at starting? Turn the key over and it fires into life but is grumpy and sounds a little rough, this is from cold, when warm it is better. No MAF issues as from 4000rpm it pulls like a train as it should! Any Ideas? I was thinking maybe the plugs as last service they were...
  12. Poor radio reception

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What are my options? I have poor radio reception in my 2001 156. More so when the rear window demister is on.... i understand why this is (ariel in rear window etc) but it is starting to annoy me. Don't want to add an external ariel as the lack of one is one of my favourite things! Would a...
  13. Sudden poor handling.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My 3.0 GTV has suddenly developed handing issues. Three times this weekend the rear has suddenly come around on me. All three times was in the wet, and at relativly low speed. The tyres are okay and correctly inflated. The pan arm bushes started to squeak about a week ago. Would these cause the...
  14. Poor GT and Lexus And Other Pics

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Just thought that i would make you aware of the bad luck my family has had this last week with regards to cars. Firstly (Monday)the drivers side headlight bulb went easily replaced so not to bad. Secondly (Wednesday)my old focus that is sat on the drive waiting for my sister to pass...
  15. Poor Winter Starting Recipe

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
  16. Brakes - inherently poor on 156?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had new discs and pads on my 156 but the brakes are still frighteningly slow to react. It was at an Alfa dealer for something else so I asked them to look at the brakes whilst they had it; the report was 'functioning as intended'. I guess they are poor by design. They hadn't replaced the...
  17. poor poor alfa 159

    General Alfa Discussion
    i came accross this horror video on you tube, poor alfa 159 the owner needs shooting, he/she has wrecked a beutiful car YouTube - Alfa Romeo 159 GTA !! :mad:
  18. 1998 156 poor radio reception

    ICE & Blue&Me
    factory oem alpine unit that will search and lock onto local stations but not nationals. assuming its the aerial, now rather than play with the rear window set up can anyone recommend a roof aerial? my car has a factory tilt n slide sunroof so space at the fromt might be limited thanks Keith
  19. Really poor performace before turbo kicks in

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, just serviced my 156 1.9JTD. (oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter all replaced. Also new thermostat fitted and MAF sensor cleaned). All fine beforehand, but since service, there is terrible performance and hardly any acceleration until the turbo kicks in at about 2500, then there is...
  20. Tailgate poor Operation. . .Not anymore

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi guys, dont know whether this has been covered in this forum already, but the other day my tailgate refused to shut. I thought " ohno, another big bill " However, upon further investigation I notice the fixings for the latch release actuator inside the tailgate had become loose. Upon finding...