Re: Thinking of buying an Alfa 147 1.9 16V JTD Lusso
I have the very same model (3 door), and have had very few probs so far (a couple of things to be fixed under warranty, such as reverse light wiring fault and faulty cig lighter).
Very good car, the engine suits the car well, great torque and driving sensibly i regularly get mid 40's mpg.
£13k does sound expensive though- I paid that exactly a year ago for an 03 with 15k miles, and that was with a full service and the dealer upgraded the standard 16" alloys with 17" Alfa super sports. Make sure the dealer gives the car a full service, and an extended warranty, as the car will have just or will soon run out of the standard Alfa warranty. Knowing how well Alfa's keep their value, I would have reckoned around £10 - 11k would be a fair price now.