Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa's have always been good cars until they disintegrate .
You may laugh, but my friend is a biggish milage user and used to run his cars until they were worn out and costing too much to keep.
The longest lasting and by far the cheapest car he has ever had was an Alfa 156 he bough fairly new and ran until 200k miles. Other than servicing it only required 1 modestly priced alternator..... And that was it. For two hundred thousand miles!
And it was still fit to keep going when it left.
Cheap motoring with style. :)
 
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Exfarmer

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I was looking at replacing my 3.5 d m sport x3 with a Stelvio after a friend recimended it it. Certainly the 2.2 is a nice little car but I did not think sufficient to make me want to change, but it is not a fair comparison since mine has a 100 hp more.
However 2 things my car has been replaced and I have not tried the new X3 and it is also running a derated engine. Pity as I understand mine is very clean ;).
The X3 has higher rated towing as I understand 2.8 compared to 2.5

However the 500 hp Stelvio Qudrifoglia is coming :eek:
But as Clarkson found , it cant tow, yet.

Hopefully i will update this thread in a few months , if I can get my hands on one.
That is if I have not fallen for the temptations of a Guilia, she is lovely in Quadrifoglia guise, but I suspect like a lot of Italian beauties Who may look my way, only after my money :(
 

Muck Spreader

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Limousin
Which dont take long.not many years ago they were Never painted underneath
Nick...
The older 156's were actually better protected and thicker steel underneath then the later ones. Funny that they galvanised most of the body but not the floorpan. Still they always had more class than a 3 series Beemer.:D
 
Just another view, the Consumer Reports annual review of best/worst cars just came out...... 640.000 owners turned in their experiences. The bottom slots were all Fiat products including Jeep............Land Rover came in at number three from bottom, new owners reported multiple small electrical problems.
 

DrDunc

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Dunsyre
You may laugh, but my friend is a biggish milage user and used to run his cars until they were worn out and costing too much to keep.
The longest lasting and by far the cheapest car he has ever had was an Alfa 156 he bough fairly new and ran until 200k miles. Other than servicing it only required 1 modestly priced alternator..... And that was it. For two hundred thousand miles!
And it was still fit to keep going when it left.
Cheap motoring with style. :)
When I was working developing cars, an alfa 156 was regularly used as a comparison.:love:

(Think it was a v6 cloverleaf).

The handling was tremendous, the engine a joy, but it was the wonderful steering feel and feedback that set it apart as something really special.

It did regularly need brakes and the engine threw a leg out bed, but no shame to it as every mile was driven like it was stolen:p
 

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Written by John Swire

Ktwo are a leading British manufacturer of farming machinery and they have now secured a 5-year export partnership to continue to serve their growing audience across North America.

Ktwo saw an opportunity in the North American market for strong high-quality agriculture trailers after being approached by several companies across the US and Canada in early 2020. They needed a manufacturer with the capacity and experience to fulfil their need for strong, large silage trailers to hold volumes up to 75m3.

“We see big potential for our machines across North America,’’ explains Robbie Polson, Ktwo managing director, ‘’and we are very pleased to announce we have secured a...
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