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A bit of help please

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New to this forum stuff so forgive any mistakes made.

I'm in the market to buy an Alfa and need a bit of advice. I cover 24,000 miles a year and looking to buy a 147 JTD, JTDm with about 60,000 on the clock or I may be able to stretch to a 159 1.9 JTDm with about 80,000 on the clock.I favour the 159 Iand aim to keep the car for at least 3 years.

My question is this viable as I will be covering 72,000 miles in 3 years, will the cars be good for that sort of miles? and is there any costs or things I need to look out for when looking at a car to buy?

Just to give you a bit of history I have owned 2 33s in the past. First I bought with 33,000 on the clock and kept it 6 years then sold with 119,000. It had countless brake pads, to gear linkage pins sheared, and a small electrical fire in the speedo. The other I bought when living in New Zealand and had it a year, unfortunatly it was old tired and in the end its bum rusted away due to a badly fitted rear spoiler, but I loved it.


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First, welcome to the forum.....

Either of the cars will be capable of the sort of mileage you want to do if properly serviced - especially the belts and water-pump - you need to check the history of these when buying anything, or factor replacement cost into the purchase price. 147s can suffer the same issues as 156s with front suspension wear and clonks, and 159s seem to have a reputation for tyre wear....but many 159 1.9 JTDm owners love them to bits.
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