Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Just outside Baltimore, MD, USA
Alfa mechanic in Mobile, AL?
I am considering letting my mother have my '87 Milano. She has a Mazda 3 with an auto transmission, but though in her '70s, she misses getting to drive a stick and loves the Milano. (I have too many cars and would rather keep the car in the family than sell it.)
She lives in Mobile, AL so she would be on her own maintenance-wise (I live in Maryland). Though she would keep the Mazda, I still concerned with her being able to keep the car running. In my two years and a few thousand miles, I've needed only one visit to my Alfa mechanic (t-belt and drive shaft donuts), but I've been under the hood many many times fixing small issues to keep the car running. So, if my mom doesn't have someone who is familiar with these kinds of cars in or at least near Mobile, I don't think I'd give her the car.
Anyone have someone they can recommend? If not specifically Alfa, at least older Italian/foreign cars (familiarity with L-Jetronic at least)?
Jim: '17 Giulia Q4 Ti Sport/Performance; '92 Spider Veloce; '12 Honda Odyssey family hauler; '18 Mustang GT (because Alfa doesn't sell manuals anymore)