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  1. 9 years later I’ve bought one!

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    So 9 years ago I joined this forum and posted about buying a GTV. However from memory I never went for the test drive and then a few years later a small being was born so my dream of owning an Alfa went on the back burner. But I’m back and with an Alfa! Today I swapped my boring reliable A to B...
  2. 2 years in a C63

    General Motoring Discussion
    That's gone by fast. Some observations, firstly on costs. In servicing and maintenance, it has cost me about £1000 in those two years. Maybe up to £1500 if you include the 4 tyres I bought right after getting it. In the last two years of owning the GTA it cost be £6000. And an average of £3000...
  3. Where will Alfa be in five years?

    General Alfa Discussion
    1) Gone 2) Still - and just about - chugging along 3) Acing it Not sure if there is a fourth option. My money’s on 2, 1, 3.
  4. I’m 90% on the way to buying my first Alfa for 10 years

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It’s been a long time since I found myself in a tree in my 156 on an icy day. After dabbling in lesser cars for over ten years I’m ready for another Alfa. The best car I had in these last ten years is a Saab 9000 aero. Amazing but engine block had cracks after 250,000 miles. So can anyone give...
  5. Back in the fold after 10 years!

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    New to the forum (obviously) as just picked up a Gulietta cloverleaf after being stuck with boring/company/workhorse cars for last 10 years. Last Alfa was a 147 and all I can say the new (14 plate) Gulietta is a cracker and a revelation. Hopefully S. Wales will grow its love for these special...
  6. Map update costs (after 3 years entitlement)

    Alfa Giulia
    Not that it yet applies to me... I can't find any reference to how much a map upgrade will cost once my entitlement expires three years after registration. Can anyone enlighten me? TYVM
  7. Hello! Officially an Aflisti after years! :DHell

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    Hello everyone! I'm Yanis and I'm pleased to say that I just bought my first Alfa! She's a MiTo 1.4 TB (155)! I've been dreaming about this car since 2009 but I just got the chance to own that specific model. Located in Edinburgh, so hopefully I'll meet some of you.
  8. Hi 👋 I’m from Michigan USA and I’ve had my Fiat for 4 years now. I

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    Hi 👋 I’m from Michigan USA and I’ve had my Fiat for 4 years now. I I just discovered this site when I tried to find the reason why my odometer is flashing. I didn’t know that if you disconnect the battery it will reset everything. I’m going to try that.
  9. Back after 4 years

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    Hi I’m not really a newbie had a Gtv 4 years ago but in a moment of madness traded it in for a vw t4 vr6 multivan,yesterday I’m happy too say I bought a Gtv v6 almost the same as my old one , silver , loud exhaust and a few faults ,see you on the technical pages:smokin:
  10. 1.8MPI Sportwagon - not serviced in five years

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Looked at a private sale today - the car seemed in good condition and had no problems I could see less some dripping water inside the engine bay behind the brake fluid reservoir (it was water) but this is possibly from the air con? Sub frame looked fine. Mileage was 83,000 odd and timing...
  11. 24 Years between Alfas! GTV 2.0 to 2018 Giulia Veloce & Stelvio - Melbourne Australia

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    24 Years between Alfas! GTV 2.0 to 2018 Giulia Veloce & Stelvio - Melbourne Australia Well, my first car was a '79 Alfa GTV 2.0 that I loved more than anything. I adored the brand and drove it with pride. Like a lot of us I suspect, the years ticked over and the Alfa brand went into...
  12. After 3.5 years, the Brera is up for sale.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Utterly loved owning and driving this car since the day I bought it. Possibly the best car I have ever had. However, with less and less opportunities to take her out, I have decided that it's better for both of us that we go our separate ways...
  13. Illustrations of what today's car may have looked like years ago

    General Motoring Discussion
    Not just a cracking idea, but these illustrations are amusing and rather well drawn, too. https://www.autocar.co.uk/slideshow/how-today%E2%80%99s-cars-might-have-looked-past I especially like the 19070s Prius, and the Audi R8 sketch looks just like a 70's concept sketch. The Range Rover is...
  14. Not really new but not been here for years

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    Hello there. I am currently on my 5th Alfa...and looking at buying my 6th and 7th over the coming few weeks. Not been on here for a long time but will be trawling through for information and advice. My next two will either be a late 90s early 00s gtv and spider. Or one of those two and a...
  15. It's only been 6 years...

    General Alfa Discussion
    and I'm back! It feels more like a lifetime since I made the decision to turn "sensible" and start driving BMW's. Fortunately for me, the Giulia has got me by the plums and pulled me back to where I probably belong. My last Alfa was a 156 back in late 2011 and i've always had that hollow...
  16. 156 V6 Rev counter compatibility across model years

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My '01 156 V6 has had the rev counter blown bulb circuit failure for years but last week just started showing both tail lights glowing dimly with the ignition off. A couple of evenings worth of my ham fisted soldering with new VND810 chips hasnt sorted it, possibly because I've caused more...
  17. Had a sensor replaced after nearly 10 years

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm a couple of months shy of owning my GTV for 10 years and only this week had to change a sensor. Was a lambda sensor, only needed to be replaced as the flexi pipe was blowing and the sensor wouldn't budge. I know the previous owner changed the MAF but I expected to have needed to replace it...
  18. 4 years after investor day’s plan, fca meets 40% of its product launches target

    General Motoring Discussion
    https://fiatgroupworld.com/2018/05/08/4-years-after-investor-days-plan-fca-meets-40-of-its-product-launches-target/
  19. V6 cam belt intervals, very low use but now 5 years old.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My new V6 has a reciept for a full cambelt change at 95Kms done on 26/2/13 The advert stated the cam belt was done recently at 110kms but I have no paperwork to back that up. since that time the car has done about 1800kms what to do? My gut feeling is to order a new belt and run the car until...
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