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so.... just taken the plunge. pick up my blue 147 GTA tomorrow and rather looking forward to it! Its a 54 plate and already has Autodelta carbon intake kit + back box. sounds strong. heard a few bad things about putting the intake kit on but after speaking to the boys down at AD they have reassured me. Any top tips for me pls?!!
 

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cheers mate! a little nervous about all the horror stories i'm hearing form friends/colleagues/family/everyone etc! but cannot wait to go get the thing.
 

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You wont regret it, i got my blue 147 GTA a few weeks ago and its a craking car :)

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Everyone i know gave me grief for getting an alfa but none of them have ever owned one so i don’t know how they arrived at there uneducated opinions. In fact the only person i know who has an alfa has just traded it in for another because he has had over 100,000 miles of trouble free motoring in it, although the interior electrics were a tad dodgy by the end.
 

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ignore the heretics! They just don't know nuffing! All their warnings are normally based on info dating back to the 80's!

Great car, quite thirsty but still great fun.
 

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Cheers for that guys!! was about time i finally got rid of my 10yr old diesel jeep cherokee.... logic did suggest something "sensible" but thankfully i got my plums out and went for the GTA! gonna be a bit of a contrast i guess.... hey, does anyone know if having the carbon fibre autodelta induction pipe will affect warrranty or damage airflow meter?? heard stories of them splitting and dirty air getting in.
 

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I have exactly the same "extras" on my GTA, which I've now had for six months without any problems at all. Except being landed with a persistent and inane grin that is - have fun!
 

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Well done bfgta!!

If you have'nt yet driven a 147 GTA, then the contrast between your Jeep Cherokee and your incoming GTA will blow you away :) The cultured Alfa V6 Boom/Growl/Howl soundtrack will put a permanent lopsided grin on your face, and the driving experience is superb :D (Although as Andy G pointed out, they are very thirsty)

As for horror stories, I dont think there are any creditable horrors related to the 147 GTA. The only problems I've experienced so far have been with the driveshaft couplings and selespeed paddle-shift switches.... all of which were quickly replaced under warranty with improved/upgraded components.

Bearing in mind that in my location I can and do drive "pedal-to-the-metal" most of the time, that's pretty good serviceability compared to so many products from supposedly reliable brands which seem to spend a lot more time off the road due to repetitive major & minor defects.
 

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Welcome to AO

About damaging the Maf - my personal opinion is that I seriously doubt it!

Hadn't heard about any of these splitting before.
Many folk here have these installed on various models.

Mine worked just fine, including a fair few track days.

Don't know about the warranty angle, it wasn't relevent for me at the time.

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hey, does anyone know if having the carbon fibre autodelta induction pipe will affect warrranty or damage airflow meter?? heard stories of them splitting and dirty air getting in.
 

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Hello and Welcome !! :)
 
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