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  1. Observations from new owner after 2 weeks

    Alfa Stelvio
    Preface: My last 3 cars were Alfa: 156 JTD 2.4 Lusso - loved the drive, but not the uncomfortable seats 159 JTS 2.2 Lusso - loved the look, but heavy. Also that engine was very uninspiring 159 TI TBI - loved everything about it, except the ride on uneven surface roads and rough tarmac I owe my...
  2. 2 Weeks In (new owner!)

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, New to the Alfa scene coming from a string of Audi, Volvo, Honda and my first car.... a Citroen Saxo! What can I say - I wanted something a little different, bored of seeing constant streams of German execs on motorway, the Giulia had caught my eye on the odd occasion that I saw one...
  3. Spider unused for a few weeks, now airbag light on

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My Spider has sat unused for a couple of months. Charged the battery and off she went, not issues...apart from the airbag light being on. As the MOT has expired I need to get it sorted. Is there a reason it would appear as a result of a flat battery? I've looked at the threads about the yellow...
  4. 2 weeks in

    Introduce Yourself
    Well its been two weeks and with a new cambelt and water pump...and a lower arm my alfa is running great... even upset an audi a4 estate with a sudden burst of speed. He didnt look impressed but the smile on my face was a picture
  5. Novitec Powerrail 5 fitted 2 weeks ago

    Alfa Giulietta
    Well now, after trying to arrange for my car to be mapped (which is my first choice) and the guru I used before was not available for a month or 2 so I decided on the Novitec Powerrail 5 and made a swift purchase. Took about a week to get delivered from Germany and 5-10 minutes to fit. When I...
  6. 8 weeks with my Giulia

    Alfa Giulia
    It all started at the age of 17 and me buying the AutoMart magazine every Thursday morning as soon as the newsagent received it and trying to buy a 1.5 Alfa sprint cloverleaf. I missed out for 6 weeks due to the 2/3 advertised each week being sold before I could get there. Eventually finding a...
  7. Had my Brera 2.4 for 2 weeks and....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
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  8. Had my Brera 2.4 for 2 weeks and....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    ....i'm even more in love with it than the first time I set eyes on it.�� OK it's old (56), done a few miles (100,000), but it drives like a car a quarter it's age. I've had lots of Alfa's over the years, Sud, 164 (2), 145 Cloverleaf, 156 JTS (still got that one, it just will not...
  9. Had the 159 now 4 weeks

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Will say i came from a Mazda 3 TS. But having got rid of the niggles of the 159 (Air bag light/Engine EGR moaning) oh and i broke the window wire after 1 day of having it (Which is now fixed window needs a slight tweak) and aircon rechagre and clean via groupon £30 I am enjoying the car a lot...
  10. Newbie to the alfa life 3 weeks in already in love

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi i have just bought my first alfa. A 1.9 alfa gt fairly standard. Has an updated clutch and smf poly front anti roll bar and egr dellette. Had my first problem tho couple of days ago the window refused to move from half way. Big managed to get it up now. I will look into more wen i have...
  11. Nearly 3 weeks in

    Alfa Giulia
    Initial thoughts on my new Giulia, all happened so quick due to car wow offer and being reg before 31/3 to avoid the increase in VEL, so was bought blind with only seeing one in the flesh on a recent trip to Barcelona, but placed my trust in Alfa and can say not disappointed, the first thing was...
  12. Weeks European driving holiday recommendations

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    The grandparents are taking the kids to Greece so we've got a free week!! Sadly my long term plan to drive the Spider along the Amalfi coast is still on ice as the car train is €1400 plus its further than I thought to do in a week so I'm looking for a plan B. At the moment I'm torn between a...
  13. mito wont start after standing for 3 weeks

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Anyone had any expereience of their mito not starting after standing for 3 weeks without use. It turns over but wont fire which suggests a fuel problem i thought. Got fuel in tank. I had no problem before i left it to go on holiday. Anyone know where fuel pump is located so i can check if...
  14. Alfa 156 - 5 problems in 6 weeks!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All AO users. This is a post with a difference, in defence of my Alfa Romeo. I've had 5 distinct issues with my Alfa 156 2004 2.4 JTD. Yet none of them are Alfa's fault. All are user error! 1. Just 3 days into Alfa ownership, it wouldn't start. The garage I bought it from put in a new...
  15. This weeks little job

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    All this came off over the last couple days http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=637834&thumb=1
  16. a few weeks in....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    owned the 156 for a few weeks now, on the whole the experience has been ok bit miffed to have had to spend a few hundred quid getting the shafts replaced so soon after buying it but I guess thats the gamble with 2nd hand cars. I'm finding I'm visiting the forum probably more than my usual...
  17. Busy Few weeks for 'G'

    Alfa Giulietta
    Got first MOT not the cars, but my first MOT with an Alfa, booked in with Meridan Milano Portsmouth on the 26th Janaury also getting a small service done. I have only driven it roughly 3000 miles since ownership, and had with 2 previous owners only clocked up almost 20,000 not much mileage for...
  18. two weeks

    General Alfa Discussion
    had a minor op on my knee yesterday and they said try not to drive for the next two weeks,TWO WEEKS, i will have to sit in the garage and look at my wonderful spider then:depressed:
  19. 12 weeks later

    Alfa Giulietta
    After being lets just say messed about by Mangos, I went in for a face to face argument, sorry, conversation! Walked away with a (ever so slightly different order) confirmed safe for my G. Only difference on original order is ice gone for the tan leather instead of black. As this car is IN the...
  20. 4 weeks down... 6(?) to go, new Mito owner!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all:byebye: I'm a complete Alfa Newbie but ordered my first Alfa 4 weeks ago! My Biancospino White Mito progression is currently being built and shoudl be with me in a few weeks (dealership said end Oct - mid Nov due date), and I am getting impatient! I have part exed my trusty Micra (7...
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