I bought my Alfa as a cheap runaround 18 months ago for about £900, and since then she's done me proud - but I'm potentially getting a company car in the new year, and I'm wondering if it's worth farting about trying sell the Alfa or just get her scrapped.
She's an 02 plate 147 2.0 Lusso in Gab Blue, 5 door, done just on 84k. Fresh set of front tyres under 500 miles ago (Hankooks + tracking done), cambelt, water pump etc all done 6 months ago. The gear linkage was suffering from stickyness so have done the top hat bush job, also had a leak from a split PS pipe so have replaced the whole pipe setup with the new reinforced ones. Wiper linkage has just snapped so would do that, plus 12 months MOT and 5 months tax if it was worth it.
Pulls well, drives smooth, great car.
On the downside the front suspension sounds like a family of field mice so suspect both lots of wishbones need doing soon-ish. The rev counter doesn't work and never has, but had it on AlfaDiag and it's getting signal so suspect it just needs a replacement unit.
Only other downside (and it's a biggy) is the reason I got it so cheap in the first place. The previous owner has managed to clip a bollard in a supermarket, meaning that on the passenger side a new wing is required and possibly a new front bumper as well. Keep meaning to do this myself, but never got round to it. It's not horrifically noticable but is there. Been through two MOTs since with no problem
Is it even worth me bothering with the whole selling a used Alfa fiasco, or just scrap it and be done?