still loving me car
but come to hate
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
65k 04 156 JTS - time to stop using Alfa servicing?
hi, would like your opinion.
Loved car from new (see pic) but should have sold two years ago alas my job was at risk. On dole now. Will sell/part ex after I get job.
Had the car serviced by Alfa except 36k cam belt as 1) annoyed they changed from 72k to 36k for belt change 2) Alfa workshop (royston) did a great deal for that reason.
Alfa did the cam belt last year and wanted £1100 for mot, belt and service! I beat them down to £700. Personally feel Alfa serving is really over priced and they always find another £300 of work. Took them 4 attempts and 3 years to fix water leak. Final attempt they did for free as a new water pump exploded after 10 miles and they finally accidently noticed why I lost water for 3 years when pressure testing (rail pipe fitting error by them).
I have not called to find 7 year service cost I assume £350+MOT.
Car is mint for age except..
wheel (17" GTs) and bumpers need respray.
I get motor control warning due to wiring fault (mate slammed boot lid and warning came on!). Alfa quoted £1200 for new wiring loom!
I can image the car is worth no more than £3500. Is it worth using official service. Will it really impact sale price.
PS there should be a smiley on here for buring money.
Thanks in advance.