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  1. Anyone know a reasonable decent body work specialist?

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi. Guys, Hope it's OK to post this here. I have a 159 2.2 JTS Sportiva ( ti spec). I have had a couple of mishaps and really want it back to its pristine self. I live in Athlone so pretty central although may be moving to Mayo soon. Can anyone recommend somone who is good but who I don't need...
  2. Trusted garage reasonable prices

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey Is the a decent garage in the north west, as close to Wigan as possible that can be trusted to be honest and keep the 159 in good condition.I.E servicing,cam belt, every day things
  3. 15" GTA Veloce rims and tyres: reasonable asking price?

    South Africa
    I'm thinking of selling my GTA Veloce rims along with 195/55/15 Dunlops with 90 percent tread for R9.5k or so. They're in excellent condition with a small, light rash on two of them. Am I expecting too much? The rims weigh 7.3kg each and are the upscaled Alfaholics version of the original 14...
  4. Repair costs.......what's reasonable?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good afternoon all, I took my car in for a full service a couple of weeks ago (changed all filters, oil etc) at my local indy Alfa garage, which came to £379.09. While in, they advised that the following needed sorting: * N/S/R spring broken and needs replacement (both rear would need doing)...
  5. heads up, reasonable teles

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Nowt to do with me but might help someone http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-GTV-17-Teledails-Alloy-Wheels-x4-/271703446250?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&hash=item3f42c992ea
  6. Reasonable Priced Coilovers For 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just seen this fantastic estate and its got me thinking its about time plans started on my saloon :) so after ideas on a set of coil overs for myself? any recommendations? TORCHLIGHT | John Peden’s Juiced Alfa 156 | AUTOlifers
  7. Reasonable body work shop in dublin?

    Republic of Ireland
    hi lads, i've got a 05' 147 1.6 sport and unfortunately i've made quite a long scratch on the side of the door, fender and front bumper as well :( I'm just wondering is there any reasonably priced workshop to get it fixed with good quality work? i'm hoping it wont be over 500 euros :eek: I've...
  8. What is reasonable?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, What does your mechanic charge, in particular I'm talking about local garage, not main dealer or at your home cash in hand types. I'll go first, mine is £60 plus VAT which is £72 an hour. :vomit:
  9. If I was to break a reasonable Alfa 33.....

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    .... would you want any parts? I have been offered a car that appears to be in reasonably good shape, that I did consider either fixing (I think it is a fairly simple fix) or failing that I may do the bad thing of breaking it. What is not so bad, is that if I don't go and get it - it will go...
  10. garages, pricing and whats reasonable

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, This is partly a rant and partly looking for some guidance. I have been using a local independent for servicing and repairs for a little while whom i trust and liked using. Their service is good and when they have made mistakes they have gone out of their way to make it right (they...
  11. Reasonable mpg

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just to prove that the 159 diesel can be an economical car, here is a photo of the trip B from yesterday. I filled up at Shell with FuelSaver derv, drove the 3 miles home (after making sure the fronts had 38psi and the rears 36psi). Then drove down the M5 to Bristol services, keeping to the...
  12. Is this reasonable wishbone play?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all Something feels warn on my front suspension. Coming off speed bumps I get a bit of a knock, going over ruffled tarmac seems to be a little skittish if that makes sense and its just started to crack intermitently when going into a bend. Strut mount is fine, spring is complete and bedded...
  13. Best car on ebay reasonable money..

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone after a 3.0l http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200737607704?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649&clk_rvr_id=330015385484 Anyone got any comment on car ...?
  14. buying a 159 at reasonable price.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My trusty 147 at 135000 miles is nearing the end of my pocket. I am now looking for a 1.8 petrol 159 2007 or 2008, but all the ads seem to be very overpriced according to Parkers price guide. Any advice re where to look and if Parkers prices can be achieved. thanks in advance Sam
  15. 02 1.8 156 TSpark w Cream Leather seats. Make a reasonable offer and it's yours

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi all. I wanted to post this here rather than on car zone or cbg as I would like my alfa to go to a good home. It seems you develop an emotional attachment to these cars. I have recently returned to Ireland [was working abroad for 18 months] and have a nice 02 1.8 156 available for a best...
  16. Paintwork quote, reasonable?

    Alfa GTA
    Part one Remove rear bumper, repair corrosion, reshape, prime and paint all 4 wings, and blend into doors. Total £689 Inc vat Part two Remove front bumper, repair cracks and splits, and repaint bumper and bonnet. Total Inc vat £520 All done in Miro Red iridescent paint. Opinions?
  17. Reasonable?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I took my Alfa 156 in for repairs now i have a list as long as my arms does this seem reasonable prices and the length of time they have for labour? MOT - £27 Rear Break Pads - £27.04 Labour For break pads - £43.20 (1 hour) Labour Headlight Aim - £21.60 (30 mins) Locking Wheel Nut Set -...
  18. Is this quote reasonable?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Please can you help me decide if this is reasonable and give me a bit of advice? Part: Bearing for rear wheels x 2 £196.42 Labour: £45 Part: Rear Pan Bushes x 4 £99.56 Labour: £135 Part: Lower suspension arms (supply and fit) £203 Part: Front drop links (no labour charge if done at same time...
  19. Looking to sell our 156 (W reg) any reasonable offer

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, new to this forum & hoping someone on here could either help us with advice so we can fix as cheap as possible our 156 & then we can sell it, or may be looking to buy to fix it themselves. Anyone who may be interested, please comment or email us & then we can give full details. Couple of...
  20. What's a reasonable price for a set of V6 manifolds

    Tuning & Upgrades
    What's a reasonable price for a set of V6 manifolds from a 1998 CF2 Alfa 166 from a breakers yard?
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