147 jtd advice much appreciated
First off I'll start by apologising as I'm not 100% sure I'm posting in the correct place. I did look at the newbie part but it said no tech stuff.
Anyway. I'm Joanne and I'm very close to joining the alfa club.
I'm going to view 2 147's tomorrow and I'm extremely excited ( I own a focus at the moment which is boring, uncomfortable and uses a ridiculous amount of petrol!)
I basically need wise alfa owners advice.
The first one I'm seeing is 07 plate with 61,000 and full service history. 1.9 jtd ( 120 bhp) no MOT from what I can gather. Looks great but there's something about it ( my gut feeling) putting me off. Plus it's a long way away.
No cambelt change but a cambelt service?
The second one- 04 plate, 92k and 8 service stamps, most recent 5k miles ago. 1.9 jtd ( 140 bhp) MOT until July. NO cambelt change at all though.
Basically I'm concerned about the cambelt and pumps with both, got a quote from a good local garage and they have said they'll do belt and pumpfor £350 plus VAT
Also, is 91k high mileage for an alfa. Even my car which is much older doesnt have that amount and I'm just a bit worried the engine might stop sooner rather than later.
Anything else I need to be looking for? When I drive them tomorrow.
I'll also apologise that I've not been very technical. I've read a little bit about problems they sometimes have but I'm female and true to stereotypes I'm not very mechanically minded. Lol.
True to the stereotypes though and what us girls look for in a car . I should add the first one is in ivory mist and the second is black ;-)
Thanks in advance