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  1. Door seal

    Alfa Giulia
    I have the seat all the way back in my Giulia and find the B pillar is somewhat in the way when getting in and out, today I noticed that I have worn right through the door seal rubbing past it. It seems to me that the material is particularly soft as I have also torn it at the base of the door...
  2. Tall guy

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi i am looking at getting another alfa currently driveing the 156.I was wanting the gtv but the only thing is i am 6 foot 8 just wondering how mutch leg room there was
  3. GTV and tall drivers

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Don't mix! :( Really like the car but the ergonomics are pretty poor! Can't fit my foot onto the clutch rest pedal (size 13 shoes). I can squeeze it in behind the clutch a bit but then its awkward when having to change gear. Thinking about trimming the clutch pedal a bit as I only need a few...
  4. Help please before i drive this 156 of a tall cliff.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. need help. rattles and squeaks and knocks coming from front end. Changed the wishbones -both sides but is still no better.it knocks on rough roads, squeaks like anything on speed bumps and rattles in general.Please please please can someone tell me what these noises are and is theean...
  5. 159 for tall bloke?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there everyone. Great forum you have here. Lots of great info about some of the most attractive cars :) I'm currently researching my next car. Current is a 2.2 Civic Sport which has been a heap of absolute crap since the day I bought it. I won't go into that here, but I am looking to replace...
  6. Tall 159 ratios

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is it just me or are the gear ratios on the 159 really tall? I feel like I have to rev the nuts off it to get it to pull away, and then hold onto 1st for ages so that I don't get a huge drop in power when changing to 2nd because it's lost all the boost. Doesn't feel mechanically sympathetic when...
  7. Classic Spider for tall people ?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I am interested in a classic Spider specifically the earlier chrome bumpered cars from the seventy's but at nearly 6'3" would I be too tall ? The reason I ask is that I have sat in one and found the steering wheel very close to my knees Are there any easy mods / kits to bring the steering...
  8. Favorite Tall Skyscraper?

    Poll Room
    I like the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, but for some reason the Chrysler Building in New York just sums up the perfect looking tall building. :cool::cool::cool:
  9. Alfa's for tall people?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello all, I am a typical gigantic american (6'6") and am trying to plan out my car rental for my trip to europe. I post here because 2 out of the 3 rentals I will need will be in italy and in looking at the offerings online I am most likely looking at either an alfa 147 or 159. One of the...
  10. The view from above - Tall man syndrome

    General Alfa Discussion
    I've been happily driving my 156 around for a couple of years and while I love it to bits (hopefully not literally), I am thinking of getting something a little more sporty. However, being above the average line in height (6'8"), I need to consider the amount of driver space that would be...
  11. Too Tall for a GT! (gutted!)

    General Alfa Discussion
    I introduced myself on the newbie thread a few days ago - I want to buy an Alfa with my redundancy. I'd narrowed it down to the GT or the 159 but preferred the body line of the GT and my husband was more in favour of the sportier model. Went to the dealership on Saturday for a test-drive and...
  12. How much room inside for a tall driver

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I'm looking into possible ownership of a GTV but have heard that headroom can be tight for tall drivers. I'm 6' 3" and wonder if anyone has had any problems with this? I'm not looking for a car with a sunroof as I know this will reduce the interior roof height. Thanks in advance
  13. Too tall for brera, so 159 Or Sportswagon?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Advice please people, Initaily going to buy the brera, but am too tall, so in danger of getting friction burns on me fore-head from the headliner every time I looK right. So, its looking like I'm gonna be a 159 TI owner. They are essentially both the same size (Length and bredth) but to my...
  14. The tall towers of Prague

    Motoring Images
    Right these are some of Ray's holiday snaps :)
  15. Tall Ships in Liverpool

    Motoring Images
    I had a top day out today at the Tall Ship Races in Liverpool. Excellent organisation free bus service from the Pier Head to the Wellington dock :) Oh yes I took a few snaps as well enjoy The Cuauhtemoc Mexico The Stavros S Niarchos UK Pelican London UK Statsraad...
  16. 6 feet tall on GTV

    General Alfa Discussion
    any of you alfa owners is 6 feet tall and has tried to seat on a gtv? can you fully strech your legs on the drivers seat? many thanks.
  17. How is a 145 for tall drivers

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Thinking of going to look at a cheap 145 Cloverleaf I've found. Thing is I'm 6'7" and I don't want to go down there and not be able to fit in it. I have a mk2 Golf GTI and that is fine for me, any tall drivers care to fill me in?
  18. 147 tall arse

    General Alfa Discussion
    Driving home the other night behind a 147 & it looked very high at the rear, I could see the suspension underneath & the exhaust box was massive and looked like it belonged in a daewoo. aghhhhhhhhhhh...............
  19. How tall are you? (figures inc.)

    Poll Room
    Just thought it might be useful in Pasi's studies :p ... and no cheating, ie no high heels or boots or any footwear whatsoever :tut: So how tall are you :D
  20. 6ft 1inch to tall for a GTV? or not!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After owning a 156 and 147 I crave a GTV 3litre 1996-2003 but Im worried that i will not be able to live with the driving position I have not tried one out yet are there any happy owners out there about my hieght who do not find it a problem?
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