Re: 159 '08 Model
Hey guys, I have just got the latest on the 08 Ti from the Basingstoke Alfa dealer. The basic price remains unchanged however because the Ti has proved so popular, Alfa have incorporated it into the normal model line up instead of it being a special edition as it was for 07. The implications of that are that Alfa have to make it more profitable. Profits on special edition models are minimal hence the lack of discounts and/or preferential finance deals. In essence thay have chopped the following off of the extras: Mettallic paint - 400 pounds; Electrical adjusted/heated seats (same seats but now manual adjust) - 650 pounds; Visibility pack - 250 pounds; Tinted windows - 150 pounds; Electrically folding mirrors - 100 pounds. In total if you want the same spec on your 08 model as the 07 had it will now cost 1550 pounds extra pushing the list price to 27300 pounds for the 2.4 JTDM saloon and 27400 for the sportwagon!!!
This caused me to rethink there are still 07 models in the dealer network if you look and are quick. I've cancelled my new order and secured one of the 07 spec models for 24000 pounds. You might be able to get a discount on the 07 models as I did because dealers will probably whant to clear the decks for the 08 model. Dealers have the new pricelists and spec for the 08 models and you can order one now if you like but for my money the older model presents better value for money, even if it is 44 Kg heavier.