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Old 27-02-2007, 17:54
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Do you have an Alfa for daily use? What are your experiences with it
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Old 07-08-2007, 20:27
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I have an Alfa 155 and an 75 3.0 v6 America.The 155 i use daily and the 75 only with good weather(it is like new).

I never have any problems with my cars.Fantastic cars!!

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Old 07-08-2007, 22:46
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Interesting Sander! And i know there are a lot of F-enthusiasts who also like Alfa. Do you want to know who owns an Alfa too?? I will teach you a trick:

go in the blue-grey row with the white words in it to: ''members list"

than at the right you see the bley block ''search members'', klick it, than go to ''advanced search'', than you get all the fields a person can fill in; go to 'owned cars', and fill in ''Alfa'', and than enter ''search now'', and voila: you get a list of members with an alfa :

4TheFuture
Alfer
cavalino328gts
F328GTS
Ferrari308GT4
fleischeuer
ForzaFerrari
fransgoud
Gianni Giuliani
GTSturbo
petergrootswagers
sander82
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:25
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I have had an Alfa (145 1.6). Nice car, not a lot of trouble, until the end that is :S ... The car was from 2000 but after 7 years the clutch started to give up... and that is expensive. That with the airco and some minor other stuff, made it that I've sold it... but I did like it a lot

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Old 09-08-2007, 19:26
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First i had the red Alfa 147, now it is the "Stromboli Grey" one. Both have 105 PS. It was always a fun to drive these cars. You could have the same problems with an Alfa as with a Mercedes, BMW etc. But an italian car looks better, than any german car
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Old 09-08-2007, 19:45
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Old 21-08-2007, 09:45
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Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TS 2001 Rosso Proteo.
Very fine car to drive. Also on long distance journeys
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Old 19-11-2007, 21:22
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I drove several Alfa's and loved all of them; 155 2.0TS, 155 2.5TD, 156 2.4 JTD, 166 2.5V6, 166 2.4JTD 20V.
Really most of them only had one negative thing in common; the airco; boy these things were worthless!!

My wife drives a 147 1.6 TS Distinctive. The airco of this one works great though
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Old 26-11-2007, 18:59
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As some already know do I drive Alfa's for dayly use since early 80-ties (allways happy with the AC) and do not consider anything else besides my a 308 and todays 328. Since May this year I switched from a very nice 156 sw 1.9jtd to a 159 sw 1.9 jtdm. The latter has several in common with GM but it looks fantastc again and drives super despite its overweight of 1550 kg! The picture is taken at S. Maasland which is the oldest Alfa dealer in the Netherlands and was the 1st Ferrari as well as 1st Maserati importer in the Netherlands. They delivered the Dutch their Ferrari before Francorchamps in Belgium took over and later Kroymans..
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Old 27-11-2007, 01:02
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My daily driver... and lovin' it

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Hehe Liking the '412' Numberplate

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Old 27-11-2007, 09:45
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My dad has an Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 JTDM, which i also drive so now and than.
I have driven several cars from a suzuki alto to a Mercedes cls 500 and i have to mention that the alfa, if i compare it with the rest of the cars i've driven, is a really good car.
It also looks stunning with its sand look leather interior, alfa logo's embroidered in the head rests and the dvd/sat nav/ cd hard disk / radio full entertainment system, special alfa rims, bigger tires and a nice exterior colour. It certainly is the most beautiful car I have driven untill now!
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Old 27-11-2007, 21:45
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My dad has an Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 JTDM, which i also drive so now and than.
I have driven several cars from a suzuki alto to a Mercedes cls 500 and i have to mention that the alfa, if i compare it with the rest of the cars i've driven, is a really good car.
It also looks stunning with its sand look leather interior, alfa logo's embroidered in the head rests and the dvd/sat nav/ cd hard disk / radio full entertainment system, special alfa rims, bigger tires and a nice exterior colour. It certainly is the most beautiful car I have driven untill now!!
I very much agree here. My 159 has to work hard every day meaning that I spend a lot of time in the Alfa. The latter is the reason that I will never buy boring dull cars (especially the interiors) like VW, Volvo, Opel, Ford and many Asian cars...............but nothing is so personal as cars ....I guess
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After a few years Ford(....not my choice, dad payed the bills..) it was Alfa alfa alfa, and some others..
So, for daily use:

Alfa GTJ (build 1975)
Alfa Alfetta GTV 2000 (1977)
Alfa Sei (1984)
Maserati 425 (1985)
Lancia Thema 8.32 (1988)
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0(1999)
Jeep Cherokee CRD (2002)
Alfa 164 TS (1996, still in use)
Alfa 164 3.0 super (1996 crashed terminal...)
Alfa 166 2.5 (2001, still in use)

Besides these for hobby: Alfetta GTV racecar (still on the circuits with another driver), several Alfa spiders and Bertones, and still in use a Alfa GT Stepfront racer. And my wife has 2 Fiat 500`s, a 1960 N, and a 1967 695 esseesse.

For daily use Alfa`s will stay. We drive more than 30.000 a year for daily use, even with the older cars no problems worth mentioning. The 164 TS has now almost 220000 on the clock, and the 166 is going for 180.000 this month. (done 25.000 in 9 months..). Because of the km we are looking at bying new , that will become a 159 SW, 2.4 or 3.2... still calculating...)
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Old 19-05-2008, 20:53
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Nice list and impressive to hear what you do with the Alfetta GTV racecar and Alfa GT (guess 105 series). I am not racing since no time to get the license but always loved my Alfetta GTV6 with adjusted suspension and tuned engine as well as the grip and steering of my SZ. A 159 for daily use is nice although its a bit a German Alfa with perfect looks that should loose 200kg. Likely we will meet at Assen during Spettacolo this year.
regards, Menno
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Old 19-05-2008, 21:12
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So, for daily use:

Alfa GTJ (build 1975)
Alfa Alfetta GTV 2000 (1977)
Alfa Sei (1984)
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, that will become a 159 SW, 2.4 or 3.2... still calculating...)
Pics Walter, we need pics! . Is the 159 something like this??
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