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After seeing this gorgeous 166 in a very nice shade of blue

Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 24V Sportronic 4dr Auto One owner 2007

I today contacted the seller with a possible view to buying a very late 166 and the colour really floats my boat ,never seen this colour in a 166 before but after the initial excitement and rush of blood to the head to buy the fact that the road tax is so expensive on these 2007 registered 166s is too much so sensibility won the day but boy what a looker.
Where the hell has this thing been until 2007? i thought i bought one of the last 166s in 2006 were there some 166s imported after they officially withdrawn in the uk?
 

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Nice car, but can't see the heated seat switches and when did they do away the boot retainer rubber straps?
 

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When you add up all the costs of owning a car, does an extra £200-ish per year actually tip the balance from affordable to not?
 

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When you add up all the costs of owning a car, does an extra £200-ish per year actually tip the balance from affordable to not?
:cheese: It could be the straw Bazza as not everone is alfafflicted:lol:

However If eye becum chancellor all Alfa 166's will be zero RFL.

No chance of that so I will be buying a zero RFL when my beasties gie up the ghost.

Pomeo
 

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After seeing this gorgeous 166 in a very nice shade of blue

Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 24V Sportronic 4dr Auto One owner 2007

I today contacted the seller with a possible view to buying a very late 166 and the colour really floats my boat ,never seen this colour in a 166 before but after the initial excitement and rush of blood to the head to buy the fact that the road tax is so expensive on these 2007 registered 166s is too much so sensibility won the day but boy what a looker.
Where the hell has this thing been until 2007? i thought i bought one of the last 166s in 2006 were there some 166s imported after they officially withdrawn in the uk?
On the premise that the Singapore Slings never arrived until 2008 I guess that as the 166's never sold well in the first place then this lay in a dealer showroom un regd until 2007.

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Nice car, but can't see the heated seat switches and when did they do away the boot retainer rubber straps?
:confused: WHY wood it need switches..It has

a fully fitted WINTER pack........Eye now knead wan.:DGreen cheese an awe that:)
Eye am beginning to see what Disgusted sees in Ewe.:cheese:

2007 (57 reg)
Saloon
71,118 miles
Automatic
3.0L
Petrol

Cell grey, Full Alfa Romeo service history, just had cambelt service, Full dealership history, Black Full leather Interior, 18" alloy wheels, grey momo leather upholstery, cruise control, automatic climate control, Winter pack fitted with heated windscreen washer jets, headlight washers & heated front seats, Xenon headlights, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control (TC), vehicle dynamic control (VDC), follow-me-home headlights, electric windows x4, rain sensitive wipers, electrically adjustable front seats, multifunction display, trip computer, leather steering wheel, remote central locking & 2 remote keys, alarm & transponder immobiliser, audio with 6.5" colour display & 8 speakers, 6 disc CD boot auto changer, twin side & twin front window airbags (SRS), front & rear headrests, electric headlight adjustment, front fog lights, electric heated/folding door mirrors, ski bag facility, front & rear centre armrest, Credit/debit cards accepted, Finance/Px, Opening hours Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm Sunday by appointment, £5,695

..that's a lovely car.

It's sort of quaint what you Englanders consider expensive in terms of road tax.. ;)
Wash yer mooth oot wie carbolic soap Herr Flick oops Eye mean Herr Mick:lol:

When oor ain BIG BADDY oop DADDY (Idi Ameen) Sir Alex Fish becums King of Scotland wee or at least eye will be joining ewe or heading south coz IMHO The full picture other than a couple of extremists who have been dreamin of INDEPENDENCE cannae see the whole picture...Even Berlin joined together years ago.
We will no use pints litres or gallons......we will be forced to use the dram. Just like the auld lire a million drams tay fill a tank.

Bring back the auld LSD ...Pounds Shillings and Pence tay awe the youngsters:cheese:

Pomeo
 

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On re reading last post...well a wee bit o it....

IF it huz xenons as per furst bitty


WHY..wood it knead an electric headlight adjuster.....HMMMMThis baby needs checked oot to see if it has sat nav etc.

Could be a de TI'd Ti..

Pomeo
 

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When you add up all the costs of owning a car, does an extra £200-ish per year actually tip the balance from affordable to not?
V6s are cheap to buy for exactly this reason. That is a dirt cheap car - an 07 plate with reasonable mileage. So you save the capital cost and pay an extra £200 a year. That's (roughly) two tanks of petrol.
 

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V6s are cheap to buy for exactly this reason. That is a dirt cheap car:wow: - an 07 plate with reasonable mileage. So you save the capital cost and pay an extra £200 a year. That's (roughly) two tanks of petrol.
:confused: :D So No Scottish genes in your pool RXE.;)
Capital costs....RU an accooontant....Anybody can use figures/statistics to argue anything..OK On paper a 30k car brand noo....BUTT considering the Singapore Slings....Brand noo sportronics like this one were only 13k brand no in 2008 so I don't follow your argument.

Having said that it wont pop up in any car valuation calculators (UK) that is as they only go to 2005 or at a push 2006 but these car were probably manufactured in 2004 anyway.


I did go against the flow and part wie 3.2k furra 2005 TI over a year ago and the valuation then for the car was aroon 2k.The RFL was when I bought it £475 a year but I made DVLA see sense and reduce it to a mair reasonable £270 or whatever. (NB HOWEVER that cannot be dun fur this baby)

Also 2 tanks of fuel...aroon 600 miles ..I'd only walk 5 hunner:cheese:

BUTT that's jist me ken err RXE.

Pomeo


PS 166's are now fur die hards like the guys in this section. Oh and me butt eye am always the exception tay every rule.:lol: (See emperor's noo clays by HCA)
 

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Am I right in seeing that it has a CASSETTE player and no CD Player? In a 2007 car? :wow:
Check oot the boot fur the 6 disc unit
Pomeo

:rant::rant::rant: Its no a 2007 car It's only regd 2007..i fink.

That was the norm for 166's to languish unwanted in dealer showrooms for long periods of time and hence the retro cassette player.:cheese:

Hedgin their bets and catering fur the mair marure and discerning owner.

OR

catering fur those with an inability or reluctance to change.

also if no sat nav fitted its an ideal plaice fur my auld 8 track.
 

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How much is a gallon of juice in the Emerald Isle these days? or should I say litre
..fuel is a bit cheaper alright, roughly the equivalent of £1.40/L at the moment.

The problem is the motortax makes it impossible to own the car.. just like the UK nobody here would buy an old, thirsty V6 with the intention of using it for a big commute, but the difference is when i get the bus to work i'm still paying €1700/year to have the car sitting on the driveway.

ideally you would imagine you could keep your nice V6 for the weekend, and keep an old 1.4 citroen for the slog to work, but the combined tax bill would be around €2100 per year, That means nobody can realistically run these cars, and they're being wiped out..

And that's why we dream of life in the UK with a garage full of old massers and alfas :lol:
 

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..fuel is a bit cheaper alright, roughly the equivalent of £1.40/L at the moment.:lol:
:wow: Boy have "they" got you conned.....I think its expensive at 132.9.......never forget the .9.;)

Pomeo

Perhaps it's no as bad here efter awe.:lol:

Swings n roundabouts.:cry:
 

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Second City Motor Company is round the corner from me.
They are really nice decent guys. I was looking at little fiat 500's for the g/f to buy. They have alot of Alfa's in as they specialise in them and the own has a very cool spider.

As soon as he saw my crappy 147 in the green he wanted to buy it from me. But I might pop down and have a look as I do love the interior of the 166 and the older ones are dirt cheap.

If I ever get a family (When she falls asleep and I get her) then a 166 is definetly on the cards...
 

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HMMMMThis baby needs checked oot to see if it has sat nav etc.

Could be a de TI'd Ti..

Pomeo
Second City Motor Company is round the corner from me.
They are really nice decent guys.
I was looking at little fiat 500's for the g/f to buy. They have alot of Alfa's in as they specialise in them and the own has a very cool spider.

As soon as he saw my crappy 147 in the green he wanted to buy it from me. But I might pop down and have a look as I do love the interior of the 166 and the older ones are dirt cheap.

If I ever get a family (When she falls asleep and I get her) then a 166 is definetly on the cards...
Whit are ewe waiting fur Scotty...I like ewe...a forward planner ..|get round there now...Not mony 166's have the heated seat switches oan the steering wheel;):D:cheese:

It does look good tho...get the Vin and we'll see when twas built.oops assembled.

Pomeo
 
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