Re: Let down twice on my GT in Nottingham
Sorry to hear you went for the Renault in the end Ben, its a shame that the experience lead you to discount the brand altogether.
We do however understand that the issues with that particular car were sub-standard, hence we had no problem offering a newer alternative GT at no extra cost,before returning your deposit.
All our cars are sourced directly from Alfa's own approved stock,and generally of a high standard, however there are odd ones that aren't of the standard we are happy with, these are normally sorted on site after arriving with us, or on the odd occassion rejected and returned to Alfa, this has so far only had to happen once.
On the subject of 'ex-rental' vehicles a percentage of Alfas vehicle do indeed come from Hertz/Avis Rental etc, these are however mid-long term lease rather than the percieved '1 careful owner=100 careless drivers' that many would believe, this has absolutely no bearing on warranty or future values what so ever.
It is important to remember however that Alfa Romeo's approved used cars are just that,used! Some will have had bits of paintwork,or chips repaired,wheels scratched etc just as any other 1-3yr old cars may have done,they are almost never 'perfect' in every way but a high standard used vehicle, if people want perfect then a brand new car is the answer.
Our prices are some of the best in the country, thats because we are realistic and we want to do business, since opening in september we have sold over 150 cars to customers all over the uk,and have not had any issues that have resulted in a customer rejecting a vehicle or being swapped into an alternative.
We are a new dealer and are still learning, however the feedback both ourselves and AR have had since Sept has been excellent,and we will continue to build on this over the coming months.