prospective 147 owner looking for advice
Hi am looking at getting my first Alfa a 147.
I'm thinking lusso, either 1.6TS or 1.9JTD, prefer 3Dr but additional practicality of a having doors 3 & 4 might win out.
Having had a bad experience with an absolute lemon of a Nissan service history is a priority for me especially the cam belt having been done, (is it every 36?).
Is there anything in particular I need to be looking at when I go check one out?
I've looked at a couple of tired looking examples, both 1.6's, one had 94 on it and pretty shoddy interior, the other 70 some, neither with any known history. The one thing I noticed straight off was that both had a foggy near side headlight? Was this just a coincidence? Or do 147's have an issue here, blocked drain? Water ingress?
An I better off with a TS or a JTD? Tax and mpg might lead to go with the JTD, the performance of the JTD seems better than the 1.6?
Are there any maintenance issues that might make one or other preferable.
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions.