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Greetings All,

Just to say a quick hello.

I think I've made the right choice, but I've just part-ex'ed my 04 Mini Cooper S for an 03 Alfa 147 GTA... Insurance will go up as will petrol costs, but I hope it's worthwhile...

I'll pick her up next Saturday hopefully... :)

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Welcome to AO and Alfa ownership :)
 

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Welcome to Alfa land i hope you enjoy your GTA dude:cool:
Stu:D
 

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Greetings All~

I'd have liked to tell you how great the 147GTA was to drive etc etc, but unfortunately I wasn't able to pick up the car this wkd. :( It wasn't ready and so the handover has been delayed... The re-spray of the front bumper (heavily stone chipped) has taken longer than expected and the dealer has also managed to send back the Tax Disc to the DVLA by accident... There was an excuse about how the MOT tester was sacked aswell. Hmm... Hopefully, Wednesday then...

ps I'm sure I never encountered such problems with the Mini / BMW dealership in the past. Nevermind. I hope it's not an indication of the Alfa dealer / network standards... :confused:
 

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Sorry to say this but from what people say main dealers aren't great at the mo, however there are a huge amount of very good an reputable alfa romeo specialist garages in the uk, you should try to find one near you.
 

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Let's not comment too much on dealerships - When you get your Italian Lady you'll be smilin' - Here's wishing you many happy miles Welcome to the family!!!
 

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Finally picked up the 147GTA on Wednesday. I drove it to the Motorshow in London and couldn't believe half a tank of petrol was consumed in less than 100 miles. I guess that's due to the 2 hrs of traffic (stop-starts) I was caught up in (well I hope so anyway). The turning circle proved interesting when parking in a multi-storey too, but except for this... I think I've made the right choice... A great sound and it's true what I've heard. You can engage 1st gear and release the clutch quickly and it still goes with no gas (without stalling)... :)
 
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