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Exclamation Sadly saying goodbye to my 07' 159. Whats a realistic price?

Sadly need to say goodbye to my 159...

Owned her since 2010, and its been an absolute pleasure. Previous to this, she was a fleet car, making most of her journeys on the UK's motorways.

Here are the specs (to the best of my knowledge) - what would be a realistic price I would achieve for her?

BLACK 07' Turismo JTDM, 1.9
EGR blanked, DPF hollowed and a remap
17" Brera Alloys in Gunmetal Gray
Chrome mirrors
DVD/Sat Nav with Bluetooth system installed
Beige interior
158000 miles

Work carried out:

Clutch and flywheel ( few years ago)
Various suspension parts last year, arms and bushes, plus a few springs
Brand new subframe (due to rust) last year
Usual wear and tear items such as brakes, bulbs, tyres etc

Good condition for her age, few defects on drivers door after being subject to another car bumping in (and doing a runner). Ive been told this can be rectified for a few hundred tops as its more a scuff.

Well kept, serviced regularly and in great all round condition

Still drives really nicely. Only letting it go as we need to downsize as we are buying a house.

So, how much can i realistically expect to get for this?
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Autotrader - between 1,500 and 2,000 (some way overpriced at 2,500)
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Curious to know what the market's like for trying to get rid of mega mileage cars.
As tony4hop, you can't be looking at much.
But best of luck, and please update when you do offload it.
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Curious to know what the market's like for trying to get rid of mega mileage cars.
As tony4hop, you can't be looking at much.
But best of luck, and please update when you do offload it.
It is a dilemma. I'm on 118,000 miles on the 159 and the car really is 'spot on', and a definite keeper.

I wouldn't touch a car with over 100,000 miles on though - which goes against the logic of my own car, but then I know it and know that it's well looked after.

Unfortunately you ain't going to get all that value that you've put into it over the last few years - your loss will certainly be someones gain - like Lussoman said, good luck.

Looked at a couple of GT's today with 70,000 & 77,000 miles on them. Both dogs! One of them had the turbo whistling away very loudly - can't believe a garage would even show somebody a car like that, shocking.

'It's just a hose needs a jubilee clip' he said.

'No it's a car that needs a new turbo" was my response.

'But it's a blackline' he fired back.

........I walked away shaking my head - it's BL07 LYD in Warrington btw, avoid.
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Tony did you literally walk away shaking your head? If so, top man

I'm of that age where I'am aware when I'm being taken for a ride, but still not 100% confident on my car knowledge to be able to give someone both barrels if I suspect some sly business if going on. Take when I took my car for a service, they said a suspension coil had gone, would cost xyz, I said ok, can I look at the car myself. There response was 'Oh sorry we've taken it off the rack now, but heres the part we removed', cue probably generic part shown to every other gullible sod and cue me walking away with a significantly lighter wallet.

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Chassis Mods: Powerflexed front-lower wishbones
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Tony did you literally walk away shaking your head? If so, top man

I'm of that age where I'am aware when I'm being taken for a ride, but still not 100% confident on my car knowledge to be able to give someone both barrels if I suspect some sly business if going on. Take when I took my car for a service, they said a suspension coil had gone, would cost xyz, I said ok, can I look at the car myself. There response was 'Oh sorry we've taken it off the rack now, but heres the part we removed', cue probably generic part shown to every other gullible sod and cue me walking away with a significantly lighter wallet.
Yes, literally I just walked away (and my head was shaking too!). These guys think that 'cos your looking at (an older) Alfa then you're going to fall in love with it and buy it on the spot. The missus would have done - but she's 18 months without Alfa ownership, so a bit impatient (I did try to tell her at the time not to get a mini!).

Experience (of life, not cars) will tell you when something feels right and when it doesn't, I'm no mechanic, in fact my knowledge of oily bits is shocking! What age does (I like to say life experience), is quell the desire to have it now - there are a few out there, just have to bide my time and wait for the right one.

AlfaJoe, my local garage (who's not an Alfa specialist) has done my 159 for 5 years now and also looked after our 156 S/W for 12 years previous - it's a trust thing, if you suspected the last garage you used, wasn't playing fair, don't go back. You should have made him put the car back up on the ramp and show you the new part fitted (if you were unsure) it's your right as a consumer.
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Yeah all makes sense Tony, I think I had a rare moment of patience which ultimately led to me not buying an Audi A3 and waiting 4 months for the right Alfa to pop up. When you've got the cash and it's your first car, the impatience is agonizing but I 100% made the right choice, an Alfa is me through and through, would buy again even if it blew up on me tomorrow (touch wood it doesn't .

Still need to find a trusted local indie really, got a major service coming up so going to do some hunting for someone I can trust for both the big and the small stuff.

Cheers.
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Still need to find a trusted local indie really, got a major service coming up so going to do some hunting for someone I can trust for both the big and the small stuff.

Cheers.
Depending where you live in Hertfordshire you've got two of the country's best Alfa garages near you, Jamie Porters and Autolusso, why do you need any other?
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Well, I've been offered 4500 for my 2.4 Ti SW. It's a '59 with 107,000 on the clock and fully loaded. That's PX against 3 different animals - used 335xDrive & S4 Avant, and a brand new 340i.

To be honest, it's worth a lot more to me in emotional terms so I don't know what I'll do.
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Well, I've been offered 4500 for my 2.4 Ti SW. It's a '59 with 107,000 on the clock and fully loaded. That's PX against 3 different animals - used 335xDrive & S4 Avant, and a brand new 340i.

To be honest, it's worth a lot more to me in emotional terms so I don't know what I'll do.
Shame to let that one go.

I would have guessed it would be worth at least 2-3 (?) grand more than OP's, it's a s/w (rare beast), it's a Ti, it's 2 years younger, it's the 2.4 and it's done 50k less miles.

Hey OP, not putting your car down btw - good luck, as I said earlier somebody is going to get a bargain.
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I'm also seeing over-priced Alfa 159SW based on, for example, Parkers prices due to their rarity. In theory, I should be able to afford an 07-09 Lusso with 1.9/2.4 and around 80-90k on the clock but alas no And especially not locally!
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I'm also seeing over-priced Alfa 159SW based on, for example, Parkers prices due to their rarity. In theory, I should be able to afford an 07-09 Lusso with 1.9/2.4 and around 80-90k on the clock but alas no And especially not locally!
They are a thing of beauty - and rare indeed.
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If anyone would like to see the 159, and buy it, then ill let it go for 1500.
Quick sale needed. PM me if anyone interested
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I got 3,000 for mine a couple of months ago with 127,000 miles on the clock. It was a very, very nice example though and looked/drove like a car with 40,000 miles because I'm very fussy. The new owner was very happy with it...
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Its me, Sargent.

Cant login and the forgot password isnt sending me anything, so i've re-registered.

If anyone would like to see the 159, and buy it, then ill let it go for 1500.
Quick sale needed. PM me if anyone interested
That's a bummer, wish I was in the market - good luck, hope you get more for it than that.
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Tim, I suspect we can't PM because of your 'new' status. See if you can PM me some contact details?
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Tim, I suspect we can't PM because of your 'new' status. See if you can PM me some contact details?
Don't you need 10 post to be able to PM?

Post away, you should be OK in a bit?
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