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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. dealers taking the P***!

    General Motoring Discussion
    I know they have to make a profit, but... https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201901083737088?radius=1501&body-type=Hatchback&sort=sponsored&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=pr56rj&make=PERODUA&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1 Or maybe it's a...
  3. New 164 overhead light frame - taking orders for production!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Well, I have decided to make a new 3D print overhead light frame. The sticky, soft, fragile frame. I am taking pre-orders to get the best possible price, so if anybody is interested, please send me the number of pieces you would like to order. Price will probably be around 100-130€ plus...
  4. Taking care of matt painting on Giulietta

    Car Detailing
    Hi alfa owners, I recently got an amazing Giulietta Veloce gray matt, its my first alfa and im pretty happy with it. Im kind of worried becase the painting looks amazing and i would like to keep it that way, so as time goes by, the sun, dust, or weather will start to do their job and the...
  5. im taking my car back! DODGY MOT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bought my car on 7th feb 08 from Maidstone Autocentre, all was well until i accelerated. Black smoke everywhere. (split turbo to be replaced in a day or two.) my local garage told me that the near side front suspension arm has gone and shouldnt have passed mot. FAB. The car was mot'd at their...
  6. Taking the Plunge

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well, after six months lurking (mostly) on this forum and being regularly frightened by the horror stories, I have taken the plunge and ordered a 159 2.4 JTD manual, for delivery in late June (when the lease on my current Ford XR6 runs out). From what the dealer has been able to tell me I think...
  7. Taking the Leap

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    Hi After many years of thinking and driving around in company German boxes, I decided invest in a modest way in an Alfa 147. I know the Selespeed version is not universally loved but "I want one!!!":) Anyway I have seen a few 01/02 plate ones very cheap but with high miles 120K ish. As I...
  8. Taking the plunge - in France...

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    Hello All, After too long driving something pretty banal for most of the mileage I notch up I've finally reached a stage where I can get back to enjoying motoring again - by buying an Alfa. Currently abandoning the first plan to go for a nice 147 m-jet TI (too small) and now pondering a 156...
  9. Paying for my new alfa-dealer not taking credit card

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Picking our Alfa GT Blackline up on 1st March - hurrah! Very excited! BUT...we were planning to pay on our credit card but the dealer reckons they won't accept credit cards because "they cannot get authorisation to take payment for such large amounts by credit card but they do take debit card...
  10. Taking my Bella on tour

    General Alfa Discussion
    We're (our band) about to go on our end of year tour from Johannesburg to East London to Port Alfred to Port Elizabeth to Plettenburg Bay to Mossell Bay back to Joburg. This is all in the space of about three weeks. Looking forward to finally letting my car onto the open road. Distance is...
  11. Taking the speedo to bits

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    Anyone taking a 105 series speedo to bits without spoiling the chrome surround? serious sticking despite cleaning...it's probably the first worm gear...but then it has done 120,000 For background...alfa nut for 20+ years..current cars..Spider, GT1300Junior, 156 and then there were many Suds and...
  12. Juddering of dash when taking off in 1st!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, any ideas what my car has, it doesn't always do it strangely only when in first or reverse and the wheels slightly turned releasing the clutch makes the whole dash judder violently, it actually feels like the engine is going to drop on the tarmac! Took it to the dealer when this was...
  13. Taking the GTV plunge! - need some advice

    General Alfa Discussion
    I am the proud owner of a 2001 2L 156. Looking at changing to a GTV as I don't really need the room in the 156. I'm looking at a silver GTV on Auto Trader Saturday (Can't work out how to link but I hope a couple of pictures have uploaded). Details are; 2001 X plate - private plate X8 GTV - what...
  14. Anyone interested in taking part in my new event next year?

    North East
    The BIG Eight?!?!? http://www.alfa-restoration.co.uk/thebigeight/1.html Let me know.... should be good fun (please read the complete site before dedicating yourself!!!!) Bob
  15. Taking the leap into alfa ownership

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    Hello, I have taken the leap into Alfa 156 sportwagon ownership. Got rid of a trusty 5 series BMW and picked up my 2001 sportwagen yesterday, Have already had 5 people telling me how unreliable they are so thought I had best join a forum. Hoping to prove them wrong
  16. Taking 'being a petrolhead' for granted

    General Alfa Discussion
    Now I'd be the first to admit that my technical knowledge is practically zero, but just being generally interested in cars can have it's advantages. I've just come from a non-motoring forum I frequent, and someone on there has just, seemingly without realising there was anything wrong with this...
  17. Taking out ICS unit on 166

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, I have lost the code to my ICS unit in my Alfo Romeo 166, year 2000. I am looking to remove the ICS unit completely to find out the serial number from the back of it in order to retrieve code from dealer. Can you advise on how to do this? I dont want to cause any cosmetic damage to the...
  18. Porsche (almost) taking over VW

    General Motoring Discussion
    Yesterday the board of Porsche authorised it to increase its stake in VW to just below the 30 per cent mandatory takeover threshold :newslink here. Why on Earth would Porsche want to take over VW? :confused: I can only think perhaps to use some of the R&D spending power and to retain cheaper...
  19. Is there any way of replacing the bulbs in the dash without taking the dash out???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there. Is there any way of replacing the bulbs behind the AC controls with out having to take the whole dashboard out? The bulb behind the direction control for the AC is gone again, the local garage fixed it without taking the dashboard out. Now its gone again and I want...
  20. Autocar - now they're really taking the ****

    General Alfa Discussion
    Not content with one Blog slagging off the GT, they've posted another... :mad: I've never seen so many words devoted to destroying the image of one single car. :rolleyes: :mad: Great expectations Category: New models Remember what it was like having your illusions shattered? You know...
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