156 Owners registry


Jimster
09-20-2003, 09:20 PM
OK so I thought now'd be a good time to get to know AF's growing 156 owners community better- So here is the thread where you generally post about, you- where you are from, how old you are and the rest of it is talking about your car :D:D


I'll start

I'm Jimmy, I'm 28 years old and work as the General Manager of a FIAT/Alfa/Lancia leasing agent, I live in Genoa, Italy- but am originally from New Zealand

I have a 2003 pre-facelift model V6 2.5 Sportivo in Rosso Proteus and Black Momo leather- it is a 6 speed manual with minor tweaks to the engine (Intake, filter, Exhaust/Extractors/Muffler) and I am now getting more out of the beautiful FWD Chassis with adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes. also on the cards will be a move from 17 inch Novitec wheels to 18 inch BBS ones. The only other modifications are Audio (Better amp, 10 inch Subwoofer in custom enclosure, 4 better speakers gonig through a Pioneer head unit) and clear lense tail-lights.


Your turn :wink:

rehan
09-21-2003, 02:02 AM
Hi

I'm Rehan, 36 years old and an investment banker living in Dubai, UAE. I am originally from Pakistan.

I drive a 1998 model 2.5 V6 in Grigio Africa with tan Momo leather interior. The car started its life with what was then called the Luxury Pack (wooden steering + gear-knob; sunroof). Over the last 4 years I have steadily modified the car as follows:

Side skirts from the Sports Pack
Eibach springs and Koni dampers
17" Selespeed wheels
Front strut tower brace in steel (from Alfa catalogue)
Autodelta direct air intake system
Brembo front "big-brake" kit

I have kept the standard ICE system but changed all speakers (JBL 3-way speakers in the rear doors; JBL Component speakers with separate tweaters and cross-overs in the front).

My next big project is an engine rebuild (hopefully next year) consisting of a capacity increase to 3.2 litres, balancing and blueprinting. I am hoping to employ the the services of a famous South African engine builder who specialises in Alfa Romeo engines. At the same time I hope to rebuild the gearbox with a Quaife LSD. Let's hope all this works out!!

Regards,

Rehan

AlfaRomeo156
09-29-2003, 10:53 AM
'Ello

I'm Paul Stuhlfelder (big words!) and I'm 20 years old, I live in Caernarfon in North Wales and I work as a "Desktop Systems Support Officer" in the Council, less glamarously known as I.T Tech!

My car is a 1999 1.8TS, it already had the "Pepper Pot" alloys, Skirts and the CF Center console when I bought it.
Personally I have replaced the air filter with a "Green Cotton" unit, and the car now runs an MP3 Kenwood head unit, with upgraded speakers, 6*9's in the rear and a 12" sub.
Sounds great, you can't beat the rumble in low revs and the jet like scream as you push it all the way up to the limiter!

Stefanel1
10-03-2003, 02:04 PM
Hi,

I'm Michaël de Villebois Mareuil, I live near Paris and am 19. I'm student in a business school.

My car is a 156 1.6 Twin Spark Pack 120hp (October 2000) Rosso Proteo metallic... and I'm selling it ;)à

AlfaMan
10-13-2003, 06:54 AM
Hi Alfa Friends!

My name is Márcio, i´m 22 years old, i´m a store manager and i´m from Portugal.
I drive an Alfa 156 1.9 Jtd Sport from 1999, since june this year.
I just LOVE my car, its a passion, and i have just traveled 2000kms in 5 days, as i went to Marbella, Gibraltar, Cádiz and Sevilla on my vacations, and he has done his work very good!

For now i haven´t done many modifications, just little personal touch, and its normal cause i have my baby only for 4 months, but in the future i will increase more personal touch. (forgive me for my bad english)

I´ve promissed here in this forum some pics from my baby, i know... but the pics are not ready yet, as soon as they are ready, they will be here!! :lol2:

Alfa 156 forever!!

AlfaRomeo156
10-13-2003, 09:04 AM
Well, looks like I shall have to withdraw from the 156 Registry, and sign myself into the

Spider Lusso registry :)
My 156 is for sale, and I've just placed a £200 deposit on a lovely metallic blue spider with tan leather interior, it's a 1998 model which has only done 25000 miles. Its been in Jersey until now!!

The end of an era -

http://www.technologically.co.uk/reddragon.jpg

Del Lardo
11-11-2003, 11:15 AM
Hi guys.

My name is Paul O'Donovan, I'm 22 and live in Cambridge, UK. I'm picking up an Alfa 156 2.5 v6 (http://www.pertheus.co.uk/pics/newcar.jpg) tomorrow evening and I'll post a nicer photo when I've got it.

It's a 1999 on a 'V' with 62000 miles, it has Koni lowered suspension and I'm replacing the steering wheel and gear knob as they are nasty wooden effect things. I'm also considering getting the car chipped to free up another 12bhp but I'm sure that can wait a while. I'll also probably replace the head unit with one that can play MP3 CDs.

Stefanel1
11-11-2003, 02:11 PM
Congratulations ! ;)

franzzz
11-12-2003, 07:08 AM
Nice Car ;)

harv28
11-27-2003, 02:04 PM
Hi Jim,

My name is Harvey, I live in Lowestoft, Suffolk in the UK and I've got a 99 156 2.5 V6. Had it only a few weeks, really enjoying it, black Momo Leather interior, no other mods as yet ......

Think this could be the beginning of being a serious petrol head, currently addicted to this car in a big way...............performance, style & the kids fit in the back.

Is this some form of mid-life crisis?????

Who cares, all I know is that every time I get into or out-of th car I've got a grin like a Cheshire Cat :lol2:

Keep in touch you all

Best regards

Harv

franzzz
11-28-2003, 01:36 AM
Hi Jim,

My name is Harvey, I live in Lowestoft, Suffolk in the UK and I've got a 99 156 2.5 V6. Had it only a few weeks, really enjoying it, black Momo Leather interior, no other mods as yet ......

Think this could be the beginning of being a serious petrol head, currently addicted to this car in a big way...............performance, style & the kids fit in the back.

Is this some form of mid-life crisis?????

Who cares, all I know is that every time I get into or out-of th car I've got a grin like a Cheshire Cat :lol2:

Keep in touch you all

Best regards

Harv




What's the price in UK of one litre of fuel (green 98 octane) ??

In Italy 1Litre=1.020 Euro

:((


Harv please post the photo of your supercar !!!

harv28
11-28-2003, 02:44 PM
Expensive as all fuel here, around £0.78 to £0.80 per litre, based on about 1.44 euros to the pound it works to be 1.12 to 1.15 euros. Luckily I've got a company fuel card, so they foot the bill for the gas.

Best regards

Harv

Del Lardo
12-03-2003, 10:39 AM
Luckily I've got a company fuel card, so they foot the bill for the gas.

Lucky sob, I've put over £200 worth of Optimax in my tank in 3 weeks :eek:

Stefanel1
12-04-2003, 07:39 AM
money money.... no need to speak about it ! :disappointed:

mohato
01-07-2004, 08:13 AM
Hi,

I'm Mohato 26 and a bank business analyst. Live in South Africa and drive a 2000 156 Selespeed. Currently at the dealer for replacement engine after 7 days of acquisition. Being fixed under extended warranty though.

Anybody got good Sout African Alfa contacts please let me know!

mohato
01-12-2004, 12:55 AM
Hi Rehan

Please help out by providing me with the details of your SA engine specialist. I need help from an independent party in connection with engine problems that I encountered on my car (2.0TS 156 S/S).

Mohato



Hi

I'm Rehan, 36 years old and an investment banker living in Dubai, UAE. I am originally from Pakistan.

I drive a 1998 model 2.5 V6 in Grigio Africa with tan Momo leather interior. The car started its life with what was then called the Luxury Pack (wooden steering + gear-knob; sunroof). Over the last 4 years I have steadily modified the car as follows:

Side skirts from the Sports Pack
Eibach springs and Koni dampers
17" Selespeed wheels
Front strut tower brace in steel (from Alfa catalogue)
Autodelta direct air intake system
Brembo front "big-brake" kit

I have kept the standard ICE system but changed all speakers (JBL 3-way speakers in the rear doors; JBL Component speakers with separate tweaters and cross-overs in the front).

My next big project is an engine rebuild (hopefully next year) consisting of a capacity increase to 3.2 litres, balancing and blueprinting. I am hoping to employ the the services of a famous South African engine builder who specialises in Alfa Romeo engines. At the same time I hope to rebuild the gearbox with a Quaife LSD. Let's hope all this works out!!

Regards,

Rehan

Jim_Beam
02-14-2004, 05:49 PM
My name is South I live in Istanbul/Turkey and I've got 98 1.6 156 full africo-grey
1998 but just 12000km im keeping it like a collection car it has never been in a snowy weather...act.
but i had a crash 2 weeks ago and i still can't sleep

rod-mingo
03-02-2004, 06:43 PM
Hi guys :)

My name is ROD and i've just purchased my alfa :biggrin: :biggrin:

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~rod/AlfaFrontnoplate.jpg

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~rod/AlfaRearno%20plate.jpg

You can't get get a really good "feel" for the colour in the photo's but can i just say it amazing and changes in the sun light from a blue/silver to greens and golds.I'm told it was a £1600 extra when new!!! It's also got the level3 sports pack :grinno: :grinno: Humm momo leather :grinno: :grinno:

I've not traveled in my new car very far as yet, but so far i'm very pleased,So long as it's more reliable than i've been lead to believe alfa's are i'll be a very happy owner!!

Oh it's a yr2000 2lt ts

Stefanel1
03-04-2004, 02:14 PM
It seems to be the Nuvola paint ? Wonderful but not possible to taste on photos.
I'm just coming back from Roma (wonderful city), there are many Alfa 156 (many for Polizia e Carabinieri), 166, Thésis, etc.

Nozzy
04-24-2004, 01:29 AM
Hi Jimster, Glad to see another New Zealander in the forum..
Hi I'm Rosco from Rotorua NZ.. Just got myself a 2000 156 V6 24v
Magic motorcar. Have joined the Alfa romeo owners club and have been crew for a mate at a number of the trofeo racing series in NZ at Taupo and Manfield..We race and alfa 33 1700 in the standard series. So far
cumming about mid field but hopefully that will improve..
Regards to all fellow alfisti around the wolf who are part of this forum..
Nozzy.

Jimster
05-27-2004, 10:06 AM
AWESOME the Alfa owners club of NZ are a great bunch indeed! If I return to NZ, I'm sure to be a part of the Alfa's club of NZ. BTW, there are a shitload of NZer's here on the forums, so come on in and make yourself at home, if you're still around :D

mMmmm....Alfa at Manfield

AlfaSimmo
06-07-2004, 03:09 PM
Hi guys,

Matt here from Berkshire, I have a red 2.0 ts Lusso and LOVE it! Expensive 36k service (1k in total!) But worth every penny!!

Stefanel1
06-08-2004, 05:04 AM
Nice 156s !!!!

wheelnutwillie
11-06-2004, 06:53 AM
Hello there to evryone who loves the sound from the rasping power of ALFA my name is Brian and
I live in Glasgow I own a 156 2.5 1998 it has no
mods and has full body skirts cosmos blue colour
with silver grey leather I have recently bought a
second car mmmmmmmmm a Vectra 2.0dti to try
and keep what is left of my licence(lol).I drive hgv
trucks for a living for Safeway

Stefanel1
11-08-2004, 10:02 AM
Welcome Brian !

I have to tell you that I'm coming back in the Alfa community ! :D I bought a 147 1.9 Jtd Distinctive this week to replace my 530D. It has the GPS Connect GSM, very good system....but hard with the battery's car !

franzzz
04-18-2005, 03:14 AM
Hi !

franzzz
04-18-2005, 03:38 AM
http://www.alfasport.it/raduni_eventi/anno2005/regionali/03_04_2005MarosticaTriveneto/carollo24jtd/1026.JPG

Thi is my V6

alfagirl
05-20-2005, 10:09 AM
:evillol: hi my names dionne i live in Lincoln, originally from cambridgeshire. i have just brought an alfa 156 2.0 t spark sound very boring compared to all your flashy alfas.
i seem to be the only female on these alfa sites i dont know if that makes me sad but i love my alfa, i have 19 diff cars and this has to be THE BEST!!!
i am trying to change the gear knob at the mo but cant seem to shift it, any ideas?
alfa girl.

BigRed205
06-01-2005, 04:24 AM
Hi my names Andy and I live in the grimm North East of the UK. I have just bought a 2003 Alfa 156 2.4 JTD Veloce Sportwagon, lovely car!! I have never had a diesel that goes and handles like this before. It hs the full leather interior, Bose stereo (incl fitted sub) and goes forever on the diesel - unless you bury the throttle :)

However I am having problems with the warrenty . . . The airbag warning light came on today . . . But apart from that what a wicked car!!

+Alfanut+
06-02-2005, 07:07 AM
Hi, my name dave and i Purchased my 2.4 jtd around 2 months ago. I have really caught the alfa bug. As the car was the standard Turisimo I have upgraded the gear knob, replaced pepperpots with teledials, chrome door pins and new alfa logo numberplates.

The car is great as an 02 car it has the updated dash etc which personally I like ( others thik its a bit chav ? ) reasonable miles for a diesel but does around 600 to the tank and always puts a smile on my face when I overtake it's v quick for a diesel.

next mods will be

put on sideskirts
leather seats
poss get it remapped up to 195 bhp :licka:

cheers !

alfagirl i put a reply to your question about the gear knob.

louis camisa
06-15-2005, 05:15 PM
hi Just joined i bought my 2003 156 gta two months ago and gave it to autdelta london to :
change suspension to coil over sports
new high performance front discs
limited slip diff.
supercharge to 320hp
net project 4 pipe free flow exaust
she goes like stink
a great car now even better

franzzz
12-01-2005, 01:42 AM
Over 300Hp in a TA car ???

MADDDDD !!!

:)



hi Just joined i bought my 2003 156 gta two months ago and gave it to autdelta london to :
change suspension to coil over sports
new high performance front discs
limited slip diff.
supercharge to 320hp
net project 4 pipe free flow exaust
she goes like stink
a great car now even better

bestmotoroil
03-11-2006, 04:43 PM
hello

My 156 alfa is 1.8TS, 2000. Sport package! Audio blaupunkt, mp3, sport air filter Novotec and auspuff, engine 83000 km.

I like it! Visit my blog for more info.

magnum308
07-12-2006, 09:02 AM
Had 2 156s since new.

First one was a 2.0 TS 1999 to 2002 traded it at 81,000 klms on a V6 6 speed. V6 is a sweet thing and a real driver's car. Just did a deal on a new 159 just hit Oz.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/419373-big.jpg

E-RPM SOFT.COM
05-31-2009, 05:21 PM
My name is ROD and i've just purchased my alfa

magnum308
05-31-2009, 09:28 PM
Had 2 156s since new.

First one was a 2.0 TS 1999 to 2002 traded it at 81,000 klms on a V6 6 speed. V6 is a sweet thing and a real driver's car. Just did a deal on a new 159 just hit Oz.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/419373-big.jpg

Further update, it's now 2009 and I have just bought a 2004 156 GTA to replace my 159 now sold to a friend after 2 ½ years of ownership since new.

An incredibly focused machine compared to my other 156s.

knightjp
12-08-2009, 11:26 PM
Hi... I'm Julian.
Not necessarily new to Automotive forums, but new to this section.
I'm usually on alfaowner.com for all my queries... :biggrin:

I own a 2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6. It looks and sounds so cool, I thought of tricking it out into a spy car. However as with Alfa's there are alot of detours.
So far I've shelled out alot in terms of engine tune-ups and changing the timing belt and water pump. I also had the air conditioning done. That is kinda vital here.
After I got the car back, I had an accident where someone rammed my car in the rear. It was quite bad and needed a chassis repair. Thank God for insurance.

My car is posted in cardomain.... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3232467

hamlet26
01-09-2010, 07:06 PM
Hi, I have an Alfa Romeo 156 1.9 JTDm 16v 140 hp up to 180 hp.

Extra: Xenon and winter pack.
Colour: Luce di Bosco.

Add-ons:

- Spoiler from Linea Accesori Alfa Romeo.
- Blaupunkt Casablanca Mp56.
- Some aluminium details in the interior of car.

Some pictures of my Alfa:

- Air pipes, now are made in aluminium, not rubber/plastic.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/4065387497_836533f654_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/4065394465_f099b299b5_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/4066147832_7ab7fd50b4_b.jpg

I tried to change into a Jaguar, but it only were a try xD

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4066151258_044dcc84f7_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3328/3452898490_c4684cae89_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4065383987_512bcf5e6d_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3607/3467131430_9a472591c3_b.jpg

Regards!

iliasbass
11-11-2017, 04:42 PM
7years from the last post here.... I hope you all have your Alfas in good condition!!! My name is Iliad and I own an 1.6lt '02 silver. ….. Amazing car, I enjoy it every day 1st post here , nice to meet you!!!!

iliasbass
11-11-2017, 04:44 PM
7years from the last post here.... I hope you all have your Alfas in good condition!!! My name is Ilias and I own an 1.6lt '02 silver. ….. Amazing car, I enjoy it every day 1st post here , nice to meet you!!!!

knightjp
11-11-2017, 11:20 PM
7years from the last post here.... I hope you all have your Alfas in good condition!!! My name is Ilias and I own an 1.6lt '02 silver. ….. Amazing car, I enjoy it every day 1st post here , nice to meet you!!!!
Congrats on your Alfa. I had a silver 156, 2.5 v6 with the Q-system. Absolutely loved driving it.

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