Those Alfa wagons are fine looking cars.
The dampers aren't the problem. It doesn't have skyhook, it has the standard dampers. I can live with that. In a lot of examples, I know that cars can handle better when they're not compromised by the need to consider 2 damper settings relative to a static spring rate.I sympathise.
I'd be interested to know which dampers you bought the car with. As others have suggested, the Skyhook system isn't to everyone's taste, especially if it's costing serious cash to reinstate versus a sensible alternative.
Apologies, misunderstood where the money has had to be spent. There's no real way round that so far as I'm aware unfortunately.The issue with the rear suspension is that the upper arm ball joints (both sides) have significant movement in them and new arms are required at £1k / side.
Yeah, we were hesitant too but it is just 4 bolts (10 and 12mm Allen for future reference) and they're easy to get at.Very good work. I did a lot of swearing when I discovered you had to drop the subframe to get the rear arms off too
Yep, I have a carport / garage down the side of my house but it's only 3.2m wide. It's handy if it's raining but it is easier outside on the drive. I've changed a gearbox on a 156 in the snow before now so I'm used to it.Good work, do you do all this on your drive?
Yeah, I would be reluttant to buy a scottish car for the same reason. Then again, one of the worst I've had came from Canvey Island. (South East)Totally Agree with the Guy's and admire your efforts on the floor.
A lot easier on an overseas car than a UK one that's seen some winter weather for sure especially if from Scotland as I did one in New Zealand that some one imported and it failed compliance.
It was a lot of work indeed.