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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys! Im new to the forum :) I know it's probably a worn out question but, does anyone know about the safety of this car? I am looking at a 2005 1.8 twin spark model I quite like, but just can't get my head over the safety of this cars since it's based more or less on the 147? BTW you...
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    I read today in the Times about a pensioner driver who became exhausted and confused after losing his way on a road trip from Cheshire to Sussex last December. After about 12 hours on the road, driving up and down the M40 he gave up and stopped near Banbury, straddling lanes two and three...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am curious about bad result of AL 147 in EuroNCAP test (3/5) with 0 points for frontal collision. Do you know if any changes in car design were introduced and when? I just saw the video on youtube where one guy in comments wrote something about that...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    The M3 near me is now a 'Smart motorway'; so to alleviate the pressure from the original lanes of congested traffic, we now get more lanes of congested traffic pandemonium, dressed up as 'travel procedure success'. Okay, cool skills guys! Given the Smart Motorway has made the hard shoulder a...
  5. Alfa Giulietta
    G2 Start/stop - checking failsafe I have a 15 plate G 2.0JTDM2 and have observed the following: when coming to a stop at lights/traffic , engage neutral lift of clutch - ASS kicks in and stops engine - Good! Dip the clutch when you want to pull off and the engine starts again - good! if sat...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi,anyone else had a letter for a recall on their G ????Question is,should I take her to Mango's or Blackburn Motor Village as both are of equal distance from home.:thinking:
  7. General Motoring Discussion
    This is a good idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNGfse9ZK8 They've put a camera on the front of an artic and 4 LCDs on the back, so you can see what's in front of the lorry for safer overtaking. Clever :thumbup:
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi, Just started getting the "window safety not available" message on my Brera. Happened first time yesterday - passengers window dropped a couple of inches when my wife got out of the car and wouldn't go back up. Noticed the error message and reset the windows and it seemed OK, but got in the...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    I feel safer after seeing this Russian traffic cam footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLa_MHYzT4 Holy ****!!!! :eek:
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    Well after 22 years of driving and must be around 250K miles driven got a speeding ticket through the post. I was doing 68 in a 60 zone apparently. So I am going on a speed awareness session so still no points on my licence. So every cloud and all that.... The ironic thing out of all the cars...
  11. General Motoring Discussion
    BBC News - Audi 'lied' about safety testing of vehicles Tut tut :tut:
  12. South Africa
    Does anyone know if this caused delays in delivering existing orders? WTCC official safety car named | Wheels24
  13. 4C & 4C Spider
    Looks good, wonder if they need a driver.
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    A decidely below par 4 stars only was achieved by this supposedly techno, carbon-tubbed marvel.:tut: Five vehicles miss out on top NCAP rating | Fleet News The Nissan Note, Ford Ecosport, VW T5 (Caravelle), and passenger version of the Mercedes Citan (re-tested after earlier scoring a...
  15. Alfa 164 & 166
    First time reaching out to the 166 forum, I'm really hoping someone can shed some light on my problem... I've been driving the 166 (3.0) everyday for work over the last 2 weeks but I ran into some trouble on Thursday evening. While driving on the motorway in very heavy rain I had a misfire at...
  16. Alfa Giulietta
    I had a quick search but couldn't find anything on this. Well my partners away on a long drive for a few days in the G (Which really sucks double time that I'm without both my beauties). I knew that the Giulietta has really good safety ratings but sitting at home alone my mind started to worry...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi their all. I'm a newbie here at the forum. I've recently bought a 2000 156 2l Tspark and have found a few problems of witch one is that the front safety belts are both stuck in retracted position. Is there any way to sort out the problem without having to replace it? I've opened one but it...
  18. General Motoring Discussion
    Curiosity , where is the sensor that set's off the seat and curtain airbag's ? Wondering as there are six of them in a 147 , anything to be wary of when they do go off outwith the obvious ! Long time ago I had a couple of front end bump's that never set off the steering wheel bag .. Wary about...
  19. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, The Factory SatNav in my G doesn't include speed camera locations - so I'm looking for an alternative. Does anyone use these devices, like Road Angel or Snoopers etc?
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    I have just recieved a recall notice for my 10 year old 156 :confused: It's for all 147's and 156's 'Bonnet closure-method and maintenance'. Has anybody else had one? Anbody know why this has suddenly came around :confused:
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