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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    What’s the worst car you’ve ever owned? As above, what is yours. What was it. What year did you own it & what year was the car in question. I’m going to start off with mine. It was a 1994 VW Passat 2.0i, only bought because it shared the same 2.0i engine as the Golf GTi of its time. It was...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    There have been links to some awful GTV/Spider restyles in the past, but this one has taken away all the Alfa'ness and instead made the car look like some bland far east 80s car. Probably a lot of money spent on that. Stupidly spent!
  3. South Africa
    So recently I read an article that said according to South African insurance research the most considerately driven and least likely vehicle to be involved in an accident was a blue Hyundai Elantra while the statistically most inconsiderately driven and most likely to crash vehicle was a black...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I finally got round to taking the GT to a couple of body shops to get a quote to sort out the obligatory crushed sills. The first place said they wouldn't touch it because of the rust!?! and the second said they were rotten and would fail the MOT... Minimum £500 repair! Does that price sound...
  5. South Africa
    well iets harvest season and for some reason the farmers have never heard of a sail, so they leave half the harvest on the road mostly around corners, the sound your tyres make when u hit the sticky stuff is crazy sounds like your wheels are running on steel grinding the bearings as u go along...
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    This: must be a strong candidate for the title of worst car ever built - every mistake in the book & then a few new ones! What's not obvious from the video is that it's not even symmetrical: 1951 Hoffmann
  7. South Africa
    Hi Guys This post has nothing to do with Alfa so if you're not interested move on to something else now! I live in Somerset West but spend 2 or 3 days a week in Johannesburg. Which means I drive rental cars every week. Our company policy dictates the use of Group B vehicles so I'm in no way...
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    A post in another thread made me wonder this. I think mine was during a road-trip in Nevada/California/Arizona. We had planned a very short driving day into Yosemite, so we had lots of time to explore. Except the snow had stayed longer than usual that year. A 1 hour drive into the park from...
  9. Alfa GTA
    ....including an Aston and a Rangey, are still better than the snortwagon :cry: The best and worst economical cars of 2014, as tested by What Car?
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    Nothing more to say...... Donal
  11. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    GTV came in the other day with suspected belt fail and pull back the covers and sure enough idle pulley failed and belt has been rubbing on the covers until it has got to about half it normal thickness and snapped Today dropped the engine out to repair and we were amazed by what we found, 5...
  12. General Motoring Discussion
    ... and Fiat do a lot better! Remembering this is a study by an environmental group, the comparison between the makers is interesting.. 2014 Mind the Gap report: manipulation of fuel economy test results by carmakers | Transport & Environment
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ...GTV "personalisation"? "" why? why? why? :rant: etc
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    On the way home from work in my 20v JTD I had a car pull out of a side street as I was passing and drive into the rear near-side door and the wheel arch. The insurance company have confirmed I will not lose my no claims or will I have to pay the excess - so far so good. BUT I had an estimate...
  15. Alfa MiTo
    I've just been reading the JD Power 2014 results. The Mito was rated worst small car :( JD Power 2014 - Category - What Car? It was only saved by being the worst car overall by the Chevrolet Spark. The Giulietta didn't fare much better so Alfa Romeo came out second from last after Chevrolet.
  16. General Motoring Discussion
    The presence of the Fiat 500 might not be a shock with a predominantly younger ownership profile who are generally harder on cars and often neglect maintenance due to costs - at least that's what the article says. The article is focussed on typical fleet fayre and whilst the E-class might be...
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    just wondered what the bose sound system would be worth just in case i cant fix my 147 :-)
  18. Alfa 164 & 166
    After 30 years of Alfa ownership i have to say there is nothing in the present range of dreary hatchbacks that makes me want to own a modern Alfa in the future .Now that interesting affordable Alfas like the Brera , Gt the 166 in its day and even the 159 have gone is this the worst line up of...
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