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  1. General Alfa Classifieds Section
    I bought this GTA in May 2021 as it reminded me of my first 156 I bought and saved for.....but this was the proper one ! A beaut of an engine and the perfect colour. A polish and wax later, now the paint really shines. I now need to sell and am giving the community an early heads up before...
    £8,450 GBP
  2. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi All, Just curious really, what do you all think about using diesel additives vs using premium fuel or using both or is that likely to be counterproductive? Cheers
  3. General Motoring Discussion
    Morning All, I love starting debates about things. So I am curious. Has anyone ever noticed or recorded either an increase in MPG, HP, or Engine Smoothness? Thanks :D
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have just received the renewal invitation from my broker Chris Knott and have been shocked by the increase of £84 for my 147 1.6. That is an increase of almost one quarter!
  5. Alfa Giulia
    My tantelisingly close Quadrifoglio Verde will be my third car, and my first remotely in its sort of power range. The following is from the QV supplement, and being half-scottish I'd be keen to hear what the reality of premium economy is versus plain old 95 in the QV or comparable engines. If...
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    Interesting read about using premium petrol when filling the motor; Premium Petrol I have to say that I don't use premium petrol in my car and I never have to be honest but I have always thought, and been told, that it was better as it would perform better than standard fuel :confused:
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not sure if this is the right forum. If decreed otherwise maybe the mods can move it because the only area I see might be "Rant" Just wondering if anyone has experience good bad of halliwell Jones or their Non franchise division Premium Trade Cars. I have given deposit details and agreed a...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Right, I'm going to nip this in the bud before it starts: I've got 4 acceleras on my Brera and the front 2 now need replacing. Since there's such a raging debate on tyres on here, I thought I'd invest in some "premium" tyres and see if I can feel the difference myself. So please, no posts on...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi chaps/chapesses/like-minded Alfisti, First thing I should do is offer a bit of an introduction to myself. I'm Sam, a freelance motoring writer from Sheffield, and my current daily is from the other AR stable - Austin-Rover. The Montego's going nowhere and will stay as a cherished toy, but...
  10. Insurance Section
    Went to insure the old Merc last night. We have 4 cars, 2 with A/F, one with Autonet and last night got prices for the Merc. Cheapest was £198.00 with Chaucer direct, A/F wanted £260.00 and Direct line wanted £708.00!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder their ad says "we're not on comparison sites", I can now...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Guys, I'd really like a 159 TI Sportwagon and was wondering if the TI is worth the extra that I will have to pay for it? Or should I just got for a cheaper standard Sportwagon? Many thanks.
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Report: Budget Tyres Could Kill, But at Least They?re Quiet Read the response from the Ovation representative which is resonably fair given how Whatcar? slanted their review!! I have had mid priced tyres.. Falkens, Nexen, Rainsport etc. all along (given how much premium brands cost!) and...
  13. 4C & 4C Spider
    Does anyone out there think that Launch Edition cars may sell for a premium over the list price when they come onto the market in December/January? I gather that only 60 are coming to the UK and that dealers were seriously over-subscribed.
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    Something that will suprise nobody here is the news that real world mpg figures bear little resemblance to the official numbers. It will be even less of a surprise that it is apparently getting worse as premium manufacturers BMW and Audi are cited as worst offenders for manipulating the now 30...
  15. General Motoring Discussion
    Gents Sadly I have sold my Alfa GT after 3 years and 10 years of Alfa ownership I am off to BMW. I sold the GT today and don't take delivery of the new BM till the 1st March. My insurance is due to naturally expire 1st April, if I cancel now will I loose my NCD for the past 10months as I...
  16. General Motoring Discussion
    I've recently done a brim to brim check on BP ULTIMATE DIESEL against standard diesel , well back in October anyway . The difference turned out to be nothing noticed in performance but a slight rise in mpg of 1.5mpg . This was at the cost of an extra 7p per litre . Cetane claimed of 55. I'm...
  17. General Motoring Discussion
    Insurance companies appear to have closed the "loophole" of increasing peoples premiums who have been caught speeding but AREN'T convicted since they chose speedawareness instead.. BBC News - Car insurers start penalising speed awareness courses
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    What is everyone's thoughts about the likes of V Power, BP Ultimate and Momentum 99? For the last 2 months I have only been filling up with the above, from what I can gather, my Spider is not a fan of the Momentum 99, seems to judder at very low revs when cold, unlike the other fuels...
  19. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi THis is my first post. I just picked up my Giulietta 1.4 TB MA TCT with Premium and sports pack from a dealer in Brisbane Australia. I was surprised my car dont have the AFS and the headlights were yellow as the sun when I parked it beside my RR Evoque's Xenons.The RH headlamp assembly has...
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