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Hello all,

Took ownership of a 2001 147 2.0 TS last week.
Absolutely love the car so far, better than my previous MKIV golf GTI
and infinitely better than the 306 D turbo that I bought in a moment of madness in between!

cheers

james.
 

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Hi James. Welcome to the forum and Alfa ownership. :)
Quick, change the 'I'm Driving' part of your profile before anyone else sees. ;)
 

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Hi James, welcome to AOer.com :)

Can you tell us more about your Alfa? Colour, wheels... and if you have piccies, you're welcome to post them. :)
 

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Roswell said:
Hi James. Welcome to the forum and Alfa ownership. :)
Quick, change the 'I'm Driving' part of your profile before anyone else sees. ;)

AAaaggh, it's come back to haunt me ;)
Ok as soon as I can find my way to my profile I'll sort that one out.

thanks :D
 

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THROTTLEMAN said:
Hi James, welcome to AOer.com :)

Can you tell us more about your Alfa? Colour, wheels... and if you have piccies, you're welcome to post them. :)
Thanks :D

Don't have any pics at the moment, weather has been horrible since I bought it and it's covered in road gunk! Hopefully get a bit of sun this weekend, give it a nice shine up and take some pics :)

Car is bright red with cloth seats, manual box, 16" selespeed style alloys
absolutely standard and absolutely immaculate considering it has just rolled over 70k miles. Bought it from a friend at work who was/is also a member on here. Absolutely love the car so far. Can't get enough of the engine sound and the incredibly smooth ride. As previously mentioned I consider it a better car than my previous mkiv golf. As you can probably tell, I'm very happy with it so far :)

Does ride a bit high for my personal liking though, but the comfort makes up for that. Am considering a stainless steel back box simply because all the standard ones I've seen seem to rust quickly and they are very visible which spoils the look of the car. Don't want anything noisier than standard though.

oops, have a tendancy to waffle on, I'll shut up now! Thanks for the warm welcome :D
 

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Very nice to read this, James. Red is one of the best colours, definitly. :cool: And so the Sport aka Selespeed alloys! :D I have them too. ;)

About the back box, I also want to change mine (some day) for a two outlets back box, like the one from Supersprint or even Novitec. Novitec has a back box with 2x60 mm outlets that fits the 147 without the need to work the rear bumper.

P.S. We'll be waiting for that piccies. :cool:
 

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THROTTLEMAN said:
Very nice to read this, James. Red is one of the best colours, definitly. :cool: And so the Sport aka Selespeed alloys! :D I have them too. ;)

About the back box, I also want to change mine (some day) for a two outlets back box, like the one from Supersprint or even Novitec. Novitec has a back box with 2x60 mm outlets that fits the 147 without the need to work the rear bumper.

P.S. We'll be waiting for that piccies. :cool:
Yeah, I was looking at the supersprint one on the web yesterday.
Looks really neat, was wondering about the sound though. Ideally I don't want anything that is louder than standard, just want something that looks nice and will last. Could do with listening to one really...
You got a link to any pics of your car? :)
If I'd remembered my camera I could've taken some today as it's nice n sunny. Oh well!
 

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I knew a 156 with a Supersprint backbox and, even if the sound was a little bit louder compared to the original it was absolutly fantastic! :cool:
I also know how the Novitec sounds because our member "selespeed" had one in his 147. It's silent, but sounds more deep than the original. I like it. :)

If you want to see some shots of my car you just need to visit my website -> www.alfaspirit.com

Cheers. :)
 

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THROTTLEMAN said:
I knew a 156 with a Supersprint backbox and, even if the sound was a little bit louder compared to the original it was absolutly fantastic! :cool:
I also know how the Novitec sounds because our member "selespeed" had one in his 147. It's silent, but sounds more deep than the original. I like it. :)

If you want to see some shots of my car you just need to visit my website -> www.alfaspirit.com

Cheers. :)
Smashin, I've not looked at the novitech ones yet. I'll do that now and have a peek at your site too :)
 
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