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Alfa Romeo Service in Caneberra?

johnandpen 20 June 2013 22

Hi All,

Just bought my first Alfa Romeo, and I’m quite excited.

Can anyone recommend a good Alfa Romeo service agent in Canberra? A google search only brings up the dealer here, but I was hoping for something… more.

Cheers.


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Onceler 6:39 pm 21 Jun 13

tim_c said :

Alfa Romeo? Service?

Don’t waste your time – if rumours have any truth, most Alfa Romeos are rusted out before the first service falls due.

That was close to the truth about Alfas of the 70s and 80s, but no longer the case. It used to be said that when buying an Alfa you paid for the motor and chassis – the rest was thrown in for free. Soviet-sourced steel with a high sulphur content (apparently) and minimal rustproofing as well as time spent languishing on the docks in Italy due to labour strikes are all reasons I’ve heard for their amazing ability to rapidly succumb to the laws of entropy.

Modern Alfas don’t rust, but they perhaps lack a bit of the character and charm of the oldies. Although I wouldn’t mind a new Giulietta 1750 QV in white. Hubba hubba!

tim_c 4:19 pm 21 Jun 13

Alfa Romeo? Service?

Don’t waste your time – if rumours have any truth, most Alfa Romeos are rusted out before the first service falls due.

kittenlicks 12:19 pm 21 Jun 13

Spitfire3 said :

kittenlicks said :

Steve Hedges Machanical, Fyshwick. 6280 0010.
Specialises in Alfas and Ferraris.
He used to service my Alfasud and Audi, but now just services my dear Camry, sigh…

Are you sure that’s not Chris Hedges?

Yes – I meant Chris!

Onceler 9:45 am 21 Jun 13

Another thumbs up for Chris Hedges.

bundah 9:11 am 21 Jun 13

Chris Hedges in Maryborough St has a good reputation and is a lovely bloke to boot.

MightyJoe 8:39 am 21 Jun 13

Chris Hedges…He’s highly spoken of in Alfa world.

Has serviced all my brother’s Alfa’s and he’s had a few…
Alfa’s are good if you get the older ones..105 etc. I think you mean FIATs…. Fix it Again Tony (sorry had to go there).

Spitfire3 said :

kittenlicks said :

Steve Hedges Machanical, Fyshwick. 6280 0010.
Specialises in Alfas and Ferraris.
He used to service my Alfasud and Audi, but now just services my dear Camry, sigh…

Are you sure that’s not Chris Hedges?

KB1971 8:31 am 21 Jun 13

Vindalu said :

Moro Motors are good – Alfas are a passion everybody should enjoy at least once. I’ve had a few and look back on them as memorable affairs !

If I could put my foot on the clutch without catching the brake pedal….I might think about it…..

Onceler 7:54 am 21 Jun 13

Moro Motors in Mitchell. Fernando knows his stuff, really cares, and doesn’t overcharge. He might shout at you for a while, but once he calms down he’s a good guy.

And congratulations on getting your Alfa. Let’s hope the good times outweigh the bad. At least it will never be boring!

Vindalu 9:05 pm 20 Jun 13

Moro Motors are good – Alfas are a passion everybody should enjoy at least once. I’ve had a few and look back on them as memorable affairs – feeling a little guilty that I’ve moved on but remembering those delightful illicit relationships. You can’t have a passive relationship with an Alfa – you must be prepared to buy a bit of lap time somewhere and give that girl some relentless passionate driving!

cranky 8:21 pm 20 Jun 13

caf said :

Whoever you find, better put them on speeddial.

And ensure they do home visits! 🙂

Sandman 7:21 pm 20 Jun 13

Like they say, you can never be considered a true car enthusiast until you’ve owned an Alfa Romeo. I guess only at rue enthusiast would put up with the crap that an Alfa dishes out. I’ve been chasing electrical gremlins in my 10 year old 156. I’d be annoyed but given that I paid $150 for a car that sold new for $65,000 I’m willing to be a bit forgiving.

justin heywood 7:09 pm 20 Jun 13

devils_advocate said :

buys first alfa

does not know enough about cars to perform own service, nor presumably to tear down a motor, diagnose and fix electrical gremlines or weld rust patches into floorpans

in for a world of hurt

Oh I don’t know about that. I owned a little Alfasud in my youth and it’s still the car I loved the most.

… but I did learn more than I wanted to about Italian ‘engineering’

caf 5:49 pm 20 Jun 13

Whoever you find, better put them on speeddial.

crabb 5:17 pm 20 Jun 13

Moro Motors in Mitchell
1/160 Lysaght Street
Mitchell ACT 2911
(02) 6241 1325

Spitfire3 4:12 pm 20 Jun 13

kittenlicks said :

Steve Hedges Machanical, Fyshwick. 6280 0010.
Specialises in Alfas and Ferraris.
He used to service my Alfasud and Audi, but now just services my dear Camry, sigh…

Are you sure that’s not Chris Hedges?

devils_advocate 3:56 pm 20 Jun 13

buys first alfa

does not know enough about cars to perform own service, nor presumably to tear down a motor, diagnose and fix electrical gremlines or weld rust patches into floorpans

in for a world of hurt

Solidarity 3:52 pm 20 Jun 13

Antagonist said :

There is a reason why people do not specialise in Alfas. It is because they are shite to work on, shite to drive, shite for reliability, shite to get parts for, and any parts you can find will be seriously overpriced.

If it is insured, set fire to it right now and walk away now while you still can.

Except for those workshops that… y’know, do specialise in Alfas….

I’ll agree with you when it comes to the 159 and Brera, but earlier ones are great to drive.

But, as with all cars pretty much, the best Alfas were made in the 60’s.

Roundhead89 3:12 pm 20 Jun 13

Antagonist said :

There is a reason why people do not specialise in Alfas. It is because they are shite to work on, shite to drive, shite for reliability, shite to get parts for, and any parts you can find will be seriously overpriced.

If it is insured, set fire to it right now and walk away now while you still can.

Don’t know about that. The GTV was quite a sort-after car in the early 1980s.

Antagonist 2:04 pm 20 Jun 13

There is a reason why people do not specialise in Alfas. It is because they are shite to work on, shite to drive, shite for reliability, shite to get parts for, and any parts you can find will be seriously overpriced.

If it is insured, set fire to it right now and walk away now while you still can.

460cixy 1:23 pm 20 Jun 13

Do your self a favour and sell it before it sends you broke

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