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post 24th September 2020 09:15
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-Alfa-Romeo-...PUAAOSwf4pfVoXo

I wonder how the 1.4TS performs. Nice to see a facelifted dash as well.
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post 24th September 2020 14:06
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how can that be here..??

no boot-release, and full climate control-auto-A/C!

fascinating

I imagine the 1.4 is pretty spritely 'tbh'...



they did sell the 1.4 in Ireland didn't they. Although not in this Euro-upgrade CF2 variety
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post 1st October 2020 17:23
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 24th September 2020 17:06) *
how can that be here..??

no boot-release, and full climate control-auto-A/C!

fascinating

I imagine the 1.4 is pretty spritely 'tbh'...
they did sell the 1.4 in Ireland didn't they. Although not in this Euro-upgrade CF2 variety

The ad says it was imported from Greece, most likely it is the late "Sport Kit" or "Pack Sport" trim, note the QV "look", seats and steering wheel. Not sure if it was released in the UK as I think it was exclusive for the 1.4 version (maybe I am wrong don't quote me on that). The manual boot release handle is on the left side of the driver's seat like the Punto and Ypsilon of that era.

I have a 2000 146 Sport Kit 1.4 coolio.gif . The 1.4 is not that bad but I would rather have a bigger engine. It produced similar power to non Alfa Romeo 1.6 engines back in the day so it was immensely popular here due to the lower price and tax reasons. Disc brakes on the back would be nice too rolleyes.gif

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post 2nd October 2020 09:12
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Hello '146er, where have you been hiding?!!

You are very well informed!

Total respect for the 1.4- a lovely piece of gear I'm sure; I imagine it is very economical...?
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post 2nd October 2020 21:21
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 2nd October 2020 12:12) *
Hello '146er, where have you been hiding?!!

You are very well informed!

Total respect for the 1.4- a lovely piece of gear I'm sure; I imagine it is very economical...?

Hah!
I wish... I get around 12.5 to 14l/100 km doing urban driving. Granted, my idle control actuator is knackered and I get a lambda error code in multiecuscan, so right now I'm in the process of replacing both. I don't think I'll see a huge improvement though, maybe the ideal solution would be an LPG conversion. I bought it as a fun weekend car so fuel economy wasn't a concern, now I have to use it for my daily commute (I wouldn't dare enter public transport at this moment no3.gif )

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post 3rd October 2020 09:12
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QUOTE(alfa146er @ 2nd October 2020 22:21) *
Hah!
I wish... I get around 12.5 to 14l/100 km doing urban driving. Granted, my idle control actuator is knackered and I get a lambda error code in multiecuscan, so right now I'm in the process of replacing both. I don't think I'll see a huge improvement though, maybe the ideal solution would be an LPG conversion. I bought it as a fun weekend car so fuel economy wasn't a concern, now I have to use it for my daily commute (I wouldn't dare enter public transport at this moment no3.gif )


Thatís very interesting- yes; now that I think of it; I havenít been on a bus for eight months!

Strange how personal-mobility (cars) have suddenly become very pertinent again...

Those donít sound like Ďmajorí problems on the 1.4- are you able to source the bits to sort it out?
Whereabouts (on earth) are you based?!
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post 10th November 2020 17:49
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I see it's still up for sale. Is it because itís left hand drive the reason why itís not sold yet?
Itís a very tidy example and tempting but Ive got too many cars as it is and no where to drive them at present.
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post 10th November 2020 22:18
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[quote name='Harpo' date='10th November 2020 17:49' post='222390'
Itís a very tidy example and tempting but Ive got too many cars as it is and no where to drive them at present.
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Tell me ALL ABOUT IT!!
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