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  1. General Alfa Discussion
    Anne sat me down today and 'fessed up.....I suspected it all along but she didn't have the heart to tell me....she said it might come as a shock to me...but all good things have to come to an end. :( She prefers my 156 to her 159 !!! It took her 2 years...I knew it after a few weeks. She says...
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    So looks like I have a new job after being out of work for six months. As such I need to get the wife a new car, thinking of a budget of around 4K. Now the specs, have young kids and lots of related rubbish, thinking minimum of hatch back ( more load space the better) , but more estate. The...
  3. Motoring Images
    Finally got one, been looking for a couple of months now and got this Alfa 147 lusso for my good lady for her christmas prezzie. Got from a dealer for £2500 in volcano black/red leather fully loaded 64K and FSH. What do think??????:confused: Proper alfa family now:D :D David:D
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hi all ! just purchased my first alfa, the purchase is for my wife although i do get to drive it ! which is nice ! i'm into bikes ! ones with engines and have an R1 2006 stealth black ! and use it all the time and tour on it four times a year not long come back from Italy on it ! no mean feat...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Title says it all....:tut: I would be so grateful if any of you kind people have any advice for me to save me spending a packet fault diagnosing ! Ever since the dreadful fuel event the car has developed the following faults: 1. Starts poorly as if the choke doesn't work 2. Backfires when I...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please can someone help or advise! When she got her 147, both keys had the metal keychain thing at the end missing - so she can't put a keyring or any keys on. Now i've got my 156 GTA and 2 nice shiny keyrings, she is starting to wear me down. "why can't I have one", "Get me one", "why...
  7. General Motoring Discussion
    135 M-Sport Convertible :eek: :rant:
  8. South Scotland
    She has just passed her driving test and she doesn't drink! :D
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Since buying my 156 my wife has found her Honda Civic joyless (which it is!!!) Sooooooo going to see a 02 147 1.6 TS Turismo tomorrow. Any advice on what to lookout for on test drive and before?
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Here I am stuck working in Algiers , got the usual daily phone call from my wife. Well my wife doesn't really like driving - but as I am away she has no choice. She was a bit skeptical about getting an Alfa, and when we had a few troubles, well we had the 'I told you so moment. Anyway, she had...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    Hello, it is late the wife is in bed so here goes. She currently drives an MGF, great fun, been reliable to date but now have an addition to the family. I am trying to seize the day and convince her a 5 door 147 is the key the the future. Whilst on this forum I know I am preaching to the...
  12. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi folks (I'm quite new around here, well not new but I haven't posted in ages!) My missus is liking the idea of an Alfa 147. I like the idea of her getting one too because I really like Alfas. I would really like a 159ti myself :) Anyway, my first thought was a diesel 147 but of course the...
  13. Introduce Yourself
    I am trying to help him to change dipped light bulb how the bloody hell do you get the cover off??? I have tried rubber glove but no leverage available. Please give me a tip on how to get this done quickly!!! I'm freezing. Thanks
  14. General Alfa Discussion
    I can see what she means by "poor ergonomics"... The front seat pan extensions have no discrete adjustments (see BMW c. 1983)and tend to flop forward - OK if you have long legs but not if you're a lady of about 5'6" like my wife The steering wheel is uncomfortable - the moulded shape has weird...
  15. Introduce Yourself
    my wife has a 147 1.6 she loves the car , its the first car she has said that she enjoys driving, but when its faulty it suddenly becomes mine. thomo
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    Yes as ive none stopped complained about her makin me sell my baby 156, the wife has said she will buy me a bloody Fiat stilo so i dont have to constantly drive the multipla. A BLOODY STILO!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways no idea what its lke its a 2003 Fiat Stilo Abarth 2.4v20 selespeed. any comments...
  17. Poll Room
    Gary asked me to do a poll as he is under the thumb ;)
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello to and it's members My name is James and i have a Porsche Boxster. My wife drives a year old 159 2.5diesel saloon. How do i ask a technical question regarding her brakes please? She drove the children to school this morning and she said that her brakes stopped working...
  19. General Alfa Discussion
    My wife must really love me! She spent the best part of 4 hours of her day off yesterday cleaning my 156. She cleaned it inside and out and even clay bar'd (or whatever the right adjective is!) the whole thing! Paint work is sparkling and glass smooth! I really, really love her! :inlove: