Thirsty for Alfa
Join Date: Oct 2007
Yes, 123000 is high mileage. Alfa's need regular servicing and I feel more regular changes of often expensive parts to keep them reliable (cambelt, variator, wishbones, selespeed actuators etc). My 2002 147 has done 94000kms (59K miles). Personally I'd avoid the Selespeed if you're not able to handle the possibility of a large fix IF it goes bad. And especially so on an older model. You'd need to check the service history, when the cambelt was last changed etc etc.. It's a fantastic car, but can bite you on the wallet if it needs fixing.
And of course the thing you can't really check is how hard it's been driven. Mind you they don't mind a bit of hard driving!