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......of you guys!!! I hate not owning an Alfa.I've owned 4, they have all been rock solid & such charismatic cars. My last Alfa was a 166, lovely ol' thing, but living in Longford & doing 15k miles a year sadly it didn't make sense to continue with it! Own a diesel Vectra at the moment which is a considerably better car than i thought it was going to be, show it a quiet back road & it'll stick with the best of them, but the badge at the front is all wrong.......
 

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Long time no see, 15K miles a year is a fair bit to be doing in a petrol alright & very hard to justify running especially in the current climate. Maybe consider a diesel Alfa in the future ?
 

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As Mr Dave said a diseasal Alfa is the way to go , big smile and little cash for a great car :thumbs:
 

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Toby, we have a diseasle Vectra as a pool car it's bloody horrid, crap handling, no steering feed back, shonky gear lever and box, an interior like a cheap coffin, I hate it :(

I moved from a 916GTV V6 Cup to a GT 1.9 Jtd had it mapped, had Tarox sport japan disks fitted and it was a blast :)

I traded the GT for the Brera 2.4 jtdm it's not mapped or modded in any way but I enjoy the drive to work every day :)

Don't be put off about diesel Alfa's they are the great cars :thumbs:

BTW I do 25k a year so the oil burners make sense :)
 

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Alfa's diesel engines are well up there with the best of them.. I was sorely tempted to get a 1.9 diesel GT - the only thing stopping me was the 40% extra over the cost of a 147 :(

But, if that Vectra is a 1910cc or 1956cc, you've already got an "Alfa" diesel engine in it...
 

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Me thinks i'll have to look around for a good 156 jtd, sadly a 159 would just be too expensive for me at the moment. If anyone knows of a "good value" 156 jtd let me know!Saloon or sportswagon.
 

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Hey Toby244 , I will shortly be selling the 147 I bought from you, if you are the nostalgic type you can buy it back :lol:
 

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Hey Toby244 , I will shortly be selling the 147 I bought from you, if you are the nostalgic type you can buy it back :lol:
Have you been lurking or genuine time away from the site Morgan?
 

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Hey Morgan! Now that would be a trip down memory lane!!!!
 

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I've been frequenting a Fiat forum in recent months ( dont worry I'm ok now) due to doing a lot of work on the Coupe. I've been popping in here though and having a read every now and then. I've a bunch of work to do on the 155 and 147 at the momment so I'll be trawling the forum for advice and info :thumbs:
 

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I've been frequenting a Fiat forum in recent months ( dont worry I'm ok now) due to doing a lot of work on the Coupe. I've been popping in here though and having a read every now and then. I've a bunch of work to do on the 155 and 147 at the moment so I'll be trawling the forum for advice and info :thumbs:
I'm not there's much we (specifically me) could teach you!!!
All the best with both!
 

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@ derv were turning into diesel heads .
As an ex extra high mileage van driver can i offer this advice , dont be afraid of high mileage if its all done when the engine and everything is warmed up , i have had a one year old van with 110k miles on it and would trust that more than a five year old with less mileage , my reasoning is its the stop start and town driving that makes for wear and tear / cold starts .
 
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Get a LHD 2.4 166 from PL or somewere in Europe they are great on juice and very quick with a map. There is loads of them over there, I saw at least 30 166's on the on continent in my travelling over the last two weeks.
 

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alternatively you could have some twin spark sound back with my 155 which is for sale :p -------shameless plug
 

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Plug noted :)

So i've done the deed, i've put the Vectra up for sale on Donedeal, & will be on the lookout for a nice 03(ish) 156, & now instead of going back to diesel, i'm looking for a 1.6 petrol.
 
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