Alfa failed its mot



  • unfurtunately my alfa has failed its mot. only problem is that it only failed on 3 tyres and the emmissions were too high so it is looking like i may not be able to return to the mx3 world for a little while yet. who said alfas were unreliable eh? pmsl



  • im not quite sure what unfurtunally means wither :lol:



  • Get to a scrap yard they take good tyres off to sell cheap for emissions try some additives or find the cause hope it's not the cat as that can be the cost of a mx3 lol



  • it is the cat…or rather lack of it :lol: . i still have the old cat and will be putting it back on tomorrow. picked up some part worn tyres today at a tenner a piece. happy in a way but a bit disapointed as i really want another mx3 and that is the perfect excuse isnt it :D



  • yeah i understand. fortunately i try an get a slightly less shite car every time so i can always pass my old one off on the gf. (although like balls is she getting the MX.)



  • @0c95855d71=Eddy_B:

    yeah i understand. fortunately i try an get a slightly less shite car every time so i can always pass my old one off on the gf. (although like balls is she getting the MX.)

    well the wife and daughter are welcome to the golf but there's no way in hell there getting behind the wheel of the veccy, well maybe when hell freezes over in a couple of millennium's..

    Sorry to hear dan youll sort it fella im sure of it and an mx will soon wing its way to you…



  • your not too far from me dan, if your getting withdrawal symptoms I dont mind if you want to come and hug my car, Ill even let you sit behind the wheel and you can make vroom vroom screeeech noises. :P



  • @2f41413410=Jesta:

    your not too far from me dan, if your getting withdrawal symptoms I dont mind if you want to come and hug my car, Ill even let you sit behind the wheel and you can make vroom vroom screeeech noises. :P

    PMFSL i do that in the alfa and the misses really doesnt understand it hahaha. i could just drive it on the limmiter until the engine pops, then buy another mx3 lol



  • @631a58f461=Raines:

    @631a58f461=Eddy_B:

    yeah i understand. fortunately i try an get a slightly less shite car every time so i can always pass my old one off on the gf. (although like balls is she getting the MX.)

    well the wife and daughter are welcome to the golf but there's no way in hell there getting behind the wheel of the veccy, well maybe when hell freezes over in a couple of millennium's..

    Sorry to hear dan youll sort it fella im sure of it and an mx will soon wing its way to you…

    My misses keeps changing her bloody mind about what car she wants. one min its a cappucino, the next MX3, then its a delsol. the latest one is a toyota IQ (slightly different from the others mentioned i know lol) bless her, she hasnt even got her provisional yet



  • mate thats the main reason i got the veccy gsi theres no hope in hell the misses will get insured to drive it in the next 2 years plus..so its a win win win for me…



  • its a good idea if you dont want them to drive your car. i "tried" to put my misses on my insurance on the alfa and it went from £390 to about £2,200 :shock: no claims really do help dont they ;)



  • :shock: really that much…

    i tried to add my daughter to mine at 1700 but she's under 25 and they eventually said no so i contacted Ecar who sorted her a policy of her own on her own car which i got her for just 700 a year fully comp...Bargin 1k saved ...



  • yeah it was pretty steep but she is 19 next month so may go down a bit (btw im only 24, im not some wierd old guy dating young girls… although i am getting close now pmsl) my next door neighbour is selling a 1.8 fto manual (rare as rocking horse poo) which my misses can insure for about £1500. i think thats a fair price for a rare car like that



  • @6d9c16540a=daniel:

    yeah it was pretty steep but she is 19 next month so may go down a bit (btw im only 24, im not some wierd old guy dating young girls… although i am getting close now pmsl) my next door neighbour is selling a 1.8 fto manual (rare as rocking horse poo) which my misses can insure for about £1500. i think thats a fair price for a rare car like that

    Go for it nice motor and from looking recently i know if you want to sell it later youll be good on price then also..



  • its a lovely looking car i have to be honest. in met grey with a real carbon fibre bonnet and a BFOW on the back, and a 5" tailpipe. sounds the muts nuts for a 4pot



  • Mate i wish i could show you sosme pics of an fto i was looking at but the owner wouldnt let me take pics…but ill try my best to describe it imagine this...

    its the all singing fto mivec v6 in powder blue met with a full veilside kit in mint condition, engine wise its fully dressed under the bonnet sweet as,.. it really was show condition stunning example mate and he wanted 1200 for it with fmsh and reciepts for everything too..



  • christ thats cheap for a mivec. that sounded lika a pretty good deal there mate. i took a GR out for a test drive and was very impressed with the performance of it. hands down, it would piss a stock mx3 V6 and probably outcorner it aswell. i was in 2nd doing an indicated 80mph (dials were changed from kph to mph so may not be accurate) and that was no where near the redline. amazing things to drive. i think i may have shit the owner up a bit :lol:



  • mate like said if only i was allowed to take a few pics it was stunning..std there 200 horses butr this had had work to it so was over the 200 mark..

    wernt allowed it though… :cry:



  • i tried the safety thing on that one but i wasnt allowed it either. i think the GR has 180bhp std and the mivec was 200bhp. still some serious figures from a stock 2.0 V6. ford could barely manage that with a 2.5 V6 (duratec st200) which was several years newer than the first run of FTO's. in fact i dont know many cars that can bragg 200hp from a 2.0 engine, possibly the type R boys but not many.



  • all i know fella im back being a member of the 200 bhp club god i missed it…hahahaha rainy's back back again...rainy's back rainy's back... :twisted:


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