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I thought that I'd replace the mast type aerial on my Alfa with one of the above, but the guy that does my electrical work refused to fit one. He stated that he had not heard anything good about them and that the reception was generally poor. Does anyone have a car with one of those arerials fitted and what do they think about them ? They are often seen on late Beamers.
 
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What Chris said, :(

Don't do it! :lol: You don't drive a BMW and BMW's are the only cars where the drivers think this is a good idea!
 

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I've been looking for a shark fin on my 159's (bloody wobbly plastic jobbie looks cheap and spoils the line of the car) but no luck without taking the headlining out and removing the whole assembly.
Not worth the hassle in the end for me :(
 

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IMHO, the look crap and are only fit for chavtastic Saxo's & the likes:eek:
 

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To save time I'll just list the principal reasons :-

Although my car gets very little used ( 8000 in over three years) I have had two mast type aerials nicked. I also cross threaded one of the replacements. A shark fin aerials utterly suits the sweeping look of a 156 GTA Sportwagon. The wife won't have to remember to take the mast aerial off when she goes to the carwash. I can cover the car up more easily when it is not in use. There are other reasons but the pubs are open !
 

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I like the aerial in the demister in my 2000 156. I wish the later model Alfas would be the same.. those cheapo aerials sticking out like that should be left for cheapo cars. Reception is fine for me with mine..

I think the shark fin ones look alright..
 

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Hehe! Just me then :D:p;)
 

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I've been looking for a shark fin on my 159's (bloody wobbly plastic jobbie looks cheap and spoils the line of the car) but no luck without taking the headlining out and removing the whole assembly.
Not worth the hassle in the end for me :(
Do you seriously need anything else to go wrong with your car? ;)

I had a little stubby aerial on the back of the roof on my Merc, I thought the BMW one's were the same with just a plastic cover to look cool.

I like the idea of them, but as they're pretty much exclusive to BMWs and have to advise against it.
 

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Is there not a replacement windscreen that has an in-built aerial? I hadn't realised modern cars used old-fashioned aerials any more! :confused:
 

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Sharkfin aerials are very poor and inefficient in comparison to other types so electrically it's a retrograde step.

Aesthetically it's your choice, wouldn't be mine.
 

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Sharkfin aerials are very poor and inefficient in comparison to other types so electrically it's a retrograde step.

Aesthetically it's your choice, wouldn't be mine.
Hey nige - that is the nicest way I have heard for saying you would be stupid to slap a plastic micky mouse ear on your car :)

:p @ those that think its a good idea :lol:
 

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The best option for all Alfa owners who want to get rid of the mast you have as an aerial, is to fit a honda civic aerial, it has the same screw thread so will just screw into the original base and is about half the size. They are £20 from the main dealers.

The honda civic in question is the older EP3 shape and not the new funky moon rocket one though.

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