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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
147 GTA owners - should I?
After the heart ache of having to part with my faultless GT 2.0 Blackline to buy my first house, and the horrors that I experienced in the few months that I owned a 2.4 159 Ti I vowed to never step foot in an Alfa again. But those sexy little minxes are tempting me again, and I fear that I will not be able to resist for ever. Especially after that 4C was on TopGear last night. My word!!
My question to you 147 GTA owners is.. How are they to live with realistically?
If I was going to get an Alfa I think I'd be looking to get something with the V6 under the bonnet and keep it in the garage during the winter months.
In your opinion, and based on your experiences of ownership, does this seem like a good idea? I've seen a couple recently with 60k-75k on the clock going for little above £4k which to me is almost too cheap to turn down! I never thought I would ever see the GTA's going that cheap. So surely, one of those cared for and kept in the garage would eventually be worth more than the £4k you shelled out...?
What is the maintainance schedule like.. How costly are they to keep in good order? Any horror stories?