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Just bought an Alfa #1671821
06/05/2024 17:51
06/05/2024 17:51
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G_Man Offline OP
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So needed a replacement car when the coupe goes into long term storage end September. Wanted an Alfa but Mrs Gman didn't want anything more than 8 years old so the manual Giulietta Cloverleaf was out the window frown. Anyway the below had been on for a fair few weeks at a strong price so being localish went up to view and take for a test run:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-de...ansmission=&year-to=2024&fromsra

Immaculate condition etc etc with the owner working abroad leaving mum and dad to sell on his behalf. Anyway to cut to the chase agreed at £6.7k which is an absolute steal! Ok it is a sheep in wolfs clothing being the 1.4tb but Mike at Bonellos (Newcastle Alfa specialist who btw is a Coupe 16v owner cool) told me not to dismiss as it's an unburstable engine and not as sensitive as the multiair. Anyway the test drive showed it could be hustled along in dynamic mode nicely with a subtle rasp from the exhaust and felt solid on the road. And Mrs Gman likes it thumb It's a bit low on tech but tbh I don't buy cars for the latest gizmos so wasn't a big deal. Silver is a bit .. meh .. so in the fullness may get the alloys done in gunmetal / anthracite just for a bit of contrast.

So like you Theresa - I've joined the Alfisti laugh


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Re: Just bought an Alfa [Re: G_Man] #1671828
06/05/2024 20:49
06/05/2024 20:49
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By jove that looks nice !

Re: Just bought an Alfa [Re: G_Man] #1671836
07/05/2024 11:07
07/05/2024 11:07
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Originally Posted by G_Man
So needed a replacement car when the coupe goes into long term storage end September. Wanted an Alfa but Mrs Gman didn't want anything more than 8 years old so the manual Giulietta Cloverleaf was out the window frown. Anyway the below had been on for a fair few weeks at a strong price so being localish went up to view and take for a test run:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-de...ansmission=&year-to=2024&fromsra

Immaculate condition etc etc with the owner working abroad leaving mum and dad to sell on his behalf. Anyway to cut to the chase agreed at £6.7k which is an absolute steal! Ok it is a sheep in wolfs clothing being the 1.4tb but Mike at Bonellos (Newcastle Alfa specialist who btw is a Coupe 16v owner cool) told me not to dismiss as it's an unburstable engine and not as sensitive as the multiair. Anyway the test drive showed it could be hustled along in dynamic mode nicely with a subtle rasp from the exhaust and felt solid on the road. And Mrs Gman likes it thumb It's a bit low on tech but tbh I don't buy cars for the latest gizmos so wasn't a big deal. Silver is a bit .. meh .. so in the fullness may get the alloys done in gunmetal / anthracite just for a bit of contrast.

So like you Theresa - I've joined the Alfisti laugh




Haha, congrats and glad the Mrs likes it too laugh

Re: Just bought an Alfa [Re: PaulL] #1671855
07/05/2024 19:30
07/05/2024 19:30
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G_Man Offline OP
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Originally Posted by PaulL
By jove that looks nice !


Thanks - we needed a conventional 5 door hatchback for transporting pooch in the boot and the mother in law in the back. Hmm not sure if I got that the right way around.. confused


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Re: Just bought an Alfa [Re: G_Man] #1671860
08/05/2024 09:32
08/05/2024 09:32
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I had anthracite turbine wheels on my Luna Pearl model.

Looked good when both were clean.
Try living with the existing wheels with regular quick cleaning ?

Best wishes

Paul


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