new alfa - problem already!
well i have found a lovely 2001 2.0TS 147 which i have put a deposit down on, was due to pick it up today but already there is a problem!
on the test drive i noticed the odometer was flashing, i assumed that this meant a fault code or similar. told the dealer i wanted it sorted before collection, he said fine.
he phoned today to say that the garage (not sure if it was a dealer/specialist or any old garage) were having trouble getting the diagnostic software to talk to the car. i have had similar problems on a lotus, which meant that the ECU was buggered, cost a bit to replace!
can anybody shed any light on why the garage may be struggling? the dealer is happy to get it sorted before i collect it, but i want to make sure i understand as much about how it all works; i want to make sure that the dealer actually fixes the problem properly, i don't want to end up with big bills in a couple of months!