Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Buying my 147 tomorrow, list of what to check for?
I'm (hopefully) buying my first Alfa first think tomorrow morning!
It's a 147 3-door, a Y plate '01 but with only 35k on the clock. 2.0 Selespeed, black with tan leather and 17" Supersports, plus Bose sounds and winterpack (heated seats). The guy's even leaving his motorised-face DVD headunit in there! Sounds OK to me at £4995 (Especially if I can sell the headunit and put my more subtle one in!) Still a few hundred off the Parkers price, and with lower milage than they supposed.
I'm not sure it's had it's cambelt done, which may have been ignored due to the low mileage, despite passing the 3-year mark a good 3 years ago! So that's the first thing I'll book it in for if I get it.
Basically, when i look it over, what are the main things I should look for? Any tell-tale engine noises or anything to be weary of? Any givaway signs that the selespeed may be problematic? Anything like that?
. : Alfa 147 2.0 Selespeed : Tan Leather : Bose Sounds : 17" Supersports : 40mm Lower : HK Drive & Play Ipod Kit : .
Maybe staying with Alfa though, see what I end up with next!