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#262

Ok, so I have had the car for a few days now! Struggling for time to take pictures (been working late shifts so too dark) but they will come tomorrow

May even do a cringey video of the car :joy:

Edit: on second thought have a picture of the car on pick up day


#263

Now you won’t go chasing Astons through Italian road tunnels will you, it doesn’t end well :cry:


#264

Nice Quantum of Solace reference - the 159 is not fast enough anyway to keep up. It’s still a nice left-field choice, though, for anyone who considers its rivals a bit too obvious.


#265

Please don’t give me flashbacks to that :disappointed_relieved:

Haha no I don’t expect it could keep up with Astons but it will bloody well try :joy:


#266

Sure as hell it’ll keep up with an Aston


:stuck_out_tongue:


#267

Stahp! All shall forget the dishwasher!


#268

Can I just say, I had a hell of a lot of fun with this thing back on Forza 4, epic driftwasher


#269


#270

Better listen to @pyrlix if you don’t get winter tires you will get banned from Alfa


#271

If I don’t get winter tyres I will eat the spare :joy:


#272

So just over 3 months later and seeing others giving updates on their cars I thought I would give an update on mine… it has been uneventful, have only just broken 1,000 miles of me driving it and I haven’t crashed it so it seems to be going well


#273

So it has snowed and my car isn’t the biggest fan, that being said she does look mighty fine with a snow blanket on, amazingly copes really well in the snow despite the cheap Chinese tyres on the front


#274

So she kissed the back of a Twingo, my grandad was reversing the car into the driveway as I didn’t have time to do it, last time I let anyone else near my car

Looks superficial and can’t be mad at my grandad as frankly if I had parked the car it wouldn’t have happened


#275

Went to the Alfa show, got this nice pic of my cars older brother lurking behind



#276

Update on the car!

Yesterday it had its MOT and service, it did fail its MOT but only on 2 things, it suffered a caliper leak that was resolved by tightening something and an oil leak thanks to a leaky oil filter cap, these were the items that failed the MOT and the rest on the list were just things that needed doing with a rubber engine mount having to be replaced thanks to the oil leak

It’s all legal for 12 months now thanks to Autolusso in Bournemouth

Have a picture of the car up on the ramps with a very hnnng Brera

At some point I need to go back up as the gearbox is getting a bit noisy (insert M32 made of cheese joke here) and the front suspension is a creaking on bumps as a few parts are getting close to needing replaceing, otherwise the garage said the car is mint lol

Found the list of things needing doing still


#277

What about that Brera in the foreground? I’m curious as to which engine it was fitted with.


#278

Was either the 1.9 JTDm or the 2.4 JTDm


#280

Somethings on the horizon, and it’s not a car

This may or may not happen but I think I’ll be the first here to buy a bus if all goes to plan


#281

Good luck sir


#282

I have one question for you.

Why?