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Nice: I didn't realise they did a QoS tie-in. Does it have some graphics on it or something?

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emtiem wrote:

Nice: I didn't realise they did a QoS tie-in. Does it have some graphics on it or something?

No there's no special graphics,  but it's a unique variant of the 159,  and there are only 235 of them in the world,  250 were made. It's visually the same as the qos Alfas but with a different engine and came with £3000 worth of interior gadgets, the list of stuff is staggering.
The picture is one of the original promos
https://s14.postimg.cc/d7wft8blp/20180411_230001.jpg

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Congrats! Sounds like a really cool car Chris and is a proper piece of Bond memorabilia! Looking forward to seeing some more pics. Hope you accidentally (or not ajb007/shifty  end up following a DBS at some point ajb007/cheers

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The Red Kind wrote:

Congrats! Sounds like a really cool car Chris and is a proper piece of Bond memorabilia! Looking forward to seeing some more pics. Hope you accidentally (or not ajb007/shifty  end up following a DBS at some point ajb007/cheers

I see a couple of dbs's regularly, one of my neighbours has one.  I'm collecting the car on Saturday so will post up some pics at the weekend as I've been asked by the alfa owners club for some too.

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The qos alfa 159 is home.  Fantastic drive home absolutely faultless.
https://s14.postimg.cc/72fnua5vx/20180414_174930.jpg

https://s14.postimg.cc/oshcfcebx/DSC_0142.jpg

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Looks beautiful  ajb007/martini   good health to enjoy it  ajb007/cheers

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‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Nice; I hope you don't have (too many!) problems with it. I had an Alfa of a similar vintage: they handled brilliantly and the interiors are wonderful. Never quite powerful enough but lovely cars to be in.

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A thing of beauty.
Drive her well.

a reasonable rate of return

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emtiem wrote:

Nice; I hope you don't have (too many!) problems with it. I had an Alfa of a similar vintage: they handled brilliantly and the interiors are wonderful. Never quite powerful enough but lovely cars to be in.

This is my 9th alfa (3 on the drive now) and in all honesty they have been the most reliable cars I've ever had,  if properly maintained they give little trouble, I've had Jags, audi, BMW, range rover, Saab this reputation they have was not really deserved in the first place and has just perpetuated,  I'm fact Alfa are ranked 5 in the reliability table. The big German marque's enjoy an almost legendary reputation which is not practically deserved but won by a fantastic marketing campaign that they do really well. Any one remember the " if only everything in life was as reliable as a volkswagon"?

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https://s14.postimg.cc/9pmqm0kx9/Screenshot_20180415-072208.png

https://s14.postimg.cc/z8f2z1c71/Screenshot_20180415-072218.png

https://s14.postimg.cc/78azeqtb1/Screenshot_20180415-072232.png

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Also I don't think Alfa  lied about Emissions tests.  ajb007/biggrin

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‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Also I don't think Alfa  lied about Emissions tests.  ajb007/biggrin

ajb007/lol Or gas monkeys  ajb007/crap

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Thought it would be fun to revive this thread as I've been doing some car shopping here in the US. Loads of cars from QOS are super cheap now! Theres the Ford Edge SEL, Range Rover Sport HSE, Volvo S4 T5.. Unfortunately we don't get the Ford KA or Alfa Romeo on this side of the pond. I work (used to before Covid-19  ajb007/lol ) as a musician so hauling gear is important. I'm leaning towards the Ford Edge or Range Rover. Heard horror stories about the Range Rovers here in the US though. Thanks for any input and I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

Also, @Chriscoop, congrats on your Alfa, 2 years later!

https://i.postimg.cc/648QjGKC/au020-2008-range-rover-sport-hse-black.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/67BpsPwW/i203076.jpg

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Fun ones! But yeah I think Range Rovers quite often turn into money pits, sadly.

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Chriscoop wrote:

The qos alfa 159 is home.  Fantastic drive home absolutely faultless.
https://s14.postimg.cc/72fnua5vx/20180414_174930.jpg

https://s14.postimg.cc/oshcfcebx/DSC_0142.jpg

Faultless?
They managed to mount the steering wheel on the wrong side!  ajb007/amazed

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