Hi there, I've finally after years of car changing due to never being quite satisfied or perhaps having a slight attention problem worked to that its an alfa that I've been lacking in my life. Given the current times i need to be economical ( something the non believers tell me isnt possible once alfa ownership is taken on) and of a certain age i decided i also need to be 'sensible' ( yes I still hear them....) This decided I've set out to try to find the best one to suit my needs and came up with a list or criteria which must be met....
A) must be economical (not listening!)
B) 4/5 seats ( for school drop offs)
C) look nice, 2 door ( I prefer the look and kids not always about)
D) have a bit of 'go' ( for afta school drop & lone drives)
E) have parking sensors (I'm female
F) be easy to park ( see above ... And I'm gonna be working mobile)
G) bit of luxury... Leather heated seats
H) Be black (don't ask
no refer c) above)
I) tinted windows ( c) again)
J) sat nav (refer E & F above
K) bose or equivalent sound system
L) good maintenance and service history (so I some of the non -believers words did sink in
Ok so..... I looked at the 147 but..... Other than A)B)F) it seemed difficult to meet all or much of the criteria and find the spec unless opting for the 'sportier' versions which shot A) straight out of the water :-/ anyway having dismissed the 156 and 159 (4 doors
) I stumbled on the GT well the GT blackline and GT jtdm All a million miles away
but then found a GT jtdm a reasonable distance.... joy!!!! But......
Having decided resolutely that I must stick to my criteria or face eternally being in the twilight zone of ever looking to change my car (again) am in this dilemma....
it's been very well maintained, stacks of receipts for work, mileage average but.....
Its not black
, doesn't have leather heated seats
, and no tints .... And signs of use/ age related scratches etc but not abuse - all cosmetic/ comfort I guess but then also. no sat nav, or parking sensors....
So should I hold out until I find exactly what I want? Possibly having to scale half the uk or Scotland to find it? Or do I go for what seems a really nice car and risk possible 'Alfa envy' every time I see a black tinted one go past? It's tough enough every time I see a Brera
I've been told I could get parking assist sensors fitted which are probably the most important 'missing' item as visibility is quite poor out of rear window... And I guess maybe possible to get a different cd with Bluetooth ?? /could use separate sat nav unit??
I really do want this to be my last change of cars for quite some time!