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  1. Long term Giulia ownership

    Alfa Giulia
    In Feb I will have owned my Giulia for 3 years, many people with cars on 3 year leases will be moving on to something else (hopefully another Giulia). Myself, I intend keeping my Giulia for many many years. So why am I doing this? Well I am of a certain age and with retirement will not be in a...
  2. Alfa Nut long term GT review

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everybody! I hope you are having a good week so far? For all those of you who requested a special video on the GT - it's taken a while but here it is!! Hope you enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to my channel and like of course!
  3. 159 Estate - any good as a long term drive?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I am looking to get rid of my Audi A6 saloon as it is now impractical for my hobby and family (triathlon needs bike space, and roof bars ruin the audi roof with a scuffed footprint, and need an estate for the new dog). I have had a quick look over ebay and autotrader at what 159 estates...
  4. Car Magazine has a long term Stelvio

    Alfa Stelvio
    And they like it’s driving qualities.
  5. Auto Express Long Term Review

    Alfa Giulia
    Long-term test review: Alfa Romeo Giulia | Auto Express
  6. End of Autocar QV long term test

    Alfa Giulia
    And the review is gushing to say the least :)
  7. Car Magazine have a QF on their long term fleet

    Alfa Giulia
    As per title this months edition of Car Magazine says Hello to a QF on the long term fleet. Hope it goes well!
  8. Swirl Flaps - leave open ? long term issues ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Alfa Spider 2.4 JTDM - The usual issue, i have now locked them open & the car does not hunt in a morning & runs much better - what happens if i just leave them locked open ? its not due a cambelt for a while & it makes sense to do the belt & the flaps all at once ? Will it cause any issues...
  9. Evo running Quad long term

    Alfa Giulia
    New issue just popped through the letterbox and it seems Stuart Gallagher is running a QV for a while. With Alfa options including the different silver Alloys it weighs in at £73k. Positive comments for the first month only losing ground to the German rivals with the infotainment and ceramic...
  10. K&N long term test S4 spider

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    So after 4 years and over 25,ooo kms driving (lots of town driving, fair amount of motorway driving) I thought I'd report on the use of the K&N filter I installed in my S4 spider. It is the drop in type, fits the standard airbox, no mods. I read in several places that people say they don't...
  11. long term fuel trim high

    Alfa GTA
    My GT 3.2 seems to be running lean. I've had some issues with a check engine light (p1177 and p1178) running on lpg. Replaced all 6 coils and now the light stays off. However when I use my obd reader with Torque on my Android phone I can see the long term fuel trim is high for both banks (16%...
  12. Giulietta Cloverleaf - short term review

    Alfa Giulietta
    Well, a month in and I finally have something worth saying about the Giulietta. I may as well say something about it I guess. Forgive me, but I have done this rather late at night, so many spelling errors are possible. First Impression and Design I think the first thing that strikes me is...
  13. 1.4 MA - Short and Long Term Fuel Trims

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello Has anybody done OBD test with parameteres Short Term Fuel Trim and Long Term Fuel Trim in Giulietta 1.4 MultiAir (after lifting). A would like to compare them to results from my test, because they are strange, I think.
  14. Long/short term fuel trim

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been suffering with intermittent engine management warnings and p1177/p1178 errors, both 'stored' and 'fatal'. After clearing the errors they stay clear for a while, from a few days to a week and then return. I've replaced one lambda sensor as it was producing a flat 0.2v signal, but...
  15. 4c for short term hire in UK

    4C & 4C Spider
    hi all, I'm looking to hire a 4c for a short period of time - a week / 10 days maybe. Its for present for my wifes 40th .. shes a long time Alfa fan and loves the 4c and 8c (but I doubt I can get an 8c lol) I've searched all the usual "supercar" hire companies - but no-one is interested in...
  16. Long term GT Stereo problem

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I would like to request some help solving this one as im running out of ideas I have a 56 plate GT with standard Radio/CD stereo, not Bose. For about a year now it has been intermittently cutting out for between 1 minute and 45 minutes and sometimes not working at all. I have replaced the...
  17. Long Term Tyre Test Data

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This is a thread for us to collate feedback on what tyres are working well on our Alfa's. This thread is not a Tyre debate!!!!!! Please use the following format: ---- Copy ---- Vehicle: Handling Mods: Tyre Choice: Miles per set: Qty of sets tried: Wet Grip: Dry Grip: Notes: Average Cost...
  18. Uniroyal Rainsport 3 - Long term wear rates?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yes, yes, yet another tyre thread. Need some 235/40 R19 for the 159, the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (FZ variant) on there have done a not too shabby 21K. I see lots good reviews for the Uniroyal Rainsport 3, they all start "just fitted and are great" or "had them for 300 miles and are great" -...
  19. Mito 1.3 JTD, any good?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi everyone. My girlfriend and I have been looking at getting a second hand Mito 1.3 JTD from 2009, with around 43.000 miles on it. How do they generally hold up in the long run? :) Does anyone here own a 1.3 jtd, with a lot of miles on it, and if so, what kind of problems have you...
  20. Long Term Storage of my Alfa

    General Alfa Discussion
    I will leaving the UK to work overseas for a couple of years. I was going to sell my Alfa Spyder (2.0 TS Lusso T reg)[/B], but would like to explore the pros and cons of storing it for this long. I do not have a garage available, but have been offered space on a driveway. I could put a cover...