Join Date: Oct 2001
County: Australian Capital Territory
Thought you might like to know the dreaded tin worm strikes down under too. We don't get the salt spread all over the road during winter, but much of the population lives near the coast with nice humid, salty air. I remember my first Alfasud came inbuilt with rust around the boot surround from new.
So while we don't have the problem like the UK, Alfas still have reputation for rust here in Australia. Our resale values would be a product of reduced supply, ie, the cars are less common. However, my experience is that few, if any dealers are happy to trade Alfas.
I'm hoping my 147 marks a new reputation for Alfa quality wise and does not become an Albatross around my neck when trade in time comes. Until then, I'll just enjoy it.