I've always bought Nissan's and Toyota's, and I'm looking for an Alfa 147. However after reading about
various mechanical problems in connection with the 147, Iím very nervous.
I've now owned my current Toyota for 4/5 years, it's done 140,000 miles and the only problem Iíve had in that time is one shock absorber gone in a service i had less than two weeks ago.
I really like my friends 147, and that's spurred me to look for one,
however Alternators problems, A/C issues, Brake binding, Suspension Arms, exhaust giving way, cars cutting out etc, etc,
this is all foreign to me.
Even in the previous Nissan I owned, it did over 130,000 and the only thing I had fixed was one driver shaft, no other machanical problems.
Can anyone reassure me please?
Everything comes with a price , isn't?
Ferrari driving experience for Fiat money?
Have you been inside the car ?
Have you driven it? I guess you haven't other wise you wouldn't be considering another kitchen appliance over an Alfa, its another league, its another segment.
Did you hear the engine revving up to the Redline?. even the Diesel
Just put the price of the maintenance on top of what you've paid for the car +fuel consumption +oil and multiply it by mechanics troubles then divide it by your neighbor envy (at the power of BMW owners per square meter) and then divide it from the diameter of you smile multiplied by you Happiness Factor.
If the result is Smaller than Zero, keep your toyota
Warning: if you get an Alfa you will get trouble at explaining why you bought it, why you keep expending money on it, why the oil consumption is perfectly normal, why you want another Alfa, why you din't buy a Golf