Re: Dipping my toe into 147 waters....maybe!
I paid a bit more than that for mine.
I got an excellent finance and part x deal tho.
I was looking for nearly a year to find one i liked. Wrong interior colour, missing service history, stupid prices........
Buyind 2nd hand, you can only be choosy to a point. Like you i had a short list of 2 / 3, and I really wanted a red 147 with black interior. Got 1 in Silver/Blue with ditto interior. The overall deal won it.
My advice would be to take time to look at the ones you want, take your time and once you've made your mind up, try screwing them to the floor.
In the current climate, they are desperate for sales. If your genuinely interested they will more than likely do you an offer.
If they want 5k, offer 4250. then haggle. Try for an extened warranty, service or what ever.
Remember, like bricks and mortar, the car is only worth what someone is willing to pay.....
If your not happy, then walk away. It's their loss, not yours.