Re: Ex lease car?
Thanks very much for all the advice folks - much appreciated.
Anyway - a bit of an update for you….
The local Alfa dealer rang me earlier to say they’d just had in a 156 in part ex (they knew I was on the lookout for one)
Had a look - right year (53 plate), right model (2.0 JTS Veloce) in Gabbiano blue. It’s very tidy (no dings or marks on the exterior), dives well – low mileage (23k), FSH, spare unused, 4 good tyres, bit pricy though (£7,900)??
Two owners – second private owner for about 2.5 years, and the first owner…….AVIS…….. Did AVIS buy all the 156’s registered in the UK between 2003 and 2004 or is it just me?
Anyway – I’m just wondering if you think this one is likely to be any better a ‘bet’ than the other one, as it will come from an approved Alfa dealer??
They have offered to give it a full service (Inc belt changes), 12 months MOT, taxed ‘till October, 3 months warranty and full valet within the asking price.
The only thing that’s bugging me (apart from AVIS!) is that its been smoked in at some point. It’s not an ‘overly’ strong smell and they assure me it will come out when they valet it prior to collection – but what do you think?
Also, I guess the need for an independant inspection is less as its coming from an approved dealer - is this the case or not?
PS I have nothing against AVIS by the way, just a bit worried about buying an ex rental……