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Offline Diamond Hell

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A funny thing happened this week....
« on: 27 November 2014, 11:03 »
I discovered not all cars are made in Germany.



It's a large barge, marge but it makes a nice noise because:



MOT a couple of days ago and it passed, now it needs a little fettling, after standing for a year.

What could possibly go wrong?
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Offline Gti_Jamo

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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #1 on: 27 November 2014, 11:16 »
Well if it's made it this far your onto a winner.

Always said to myself i'd get a 147 or a 156 Gta when the prices come down. Still waiting.


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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #2 on: 27 November 2014, 12:22 »
At the moment this is purely a box-ticking exercise - 'everyone should own an Alfa once'.

Well, this ticks that box, with gusto (none of yer diesel rubbish!)
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Offline Waspy

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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #3 on: 27 November 2014, 12:55 »
An Alfa which has stood for a year, should be a lot of fun!

Bet it sounds quality  :cool:
It's a mk2. Fill it, drive it, enjoy it.  :smiley:

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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #4 on: 27 November 2014, 14:23 »
At the moment this is purely a box-ticking exercise - 'everyone should own an Alfa once'.

Well, this ticks that box, with gusto (none of yer diesel rubbish!)

I ticked that box a few years ago with a 156 2.0 TSpark. With 155bhp it was a fun drive, but build quality wasn't great and considering it was only 8yrs old it shouldn't have had so many issues.
I sold mine after the gearbox died losing about £700 in the process.

Good luck.  :whistle:


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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #5 on: 27 November 2014, 15:19 »
I sold mine after the gearbox died losing about £700 in the process.

It's OK - I'm going to struggle to lose that much on this (famous last words).

Does sound nice.
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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #6 on: 27 November 2014, 17:39 »
I know I really shouldn't, but I like this.  :laugh:


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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #7 on: 27 November 2014, 19:07 »
 :rolleyes:

Offline DubFan

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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #8 on: 28 November 2014, 15:16 »
I sold mine after the gearbox died losing about £700 in the process.

It's OK - I'm going to struggle to lose that much on this (famous last words).

Does sound nice.

It's a 15 year old Alfa, it's probably lost the majority of it's value.  :grin:

Is this a winter runabout?


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Re: A funny thing happened this week....
« Reply #9 on: 28 November 2014, 20:50 »
Is it a 3.0 with sport box/manual or the smaller v?
Its a big heavy car and built from cheese but a fun hack.
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