Re: Spider Limited Edition Pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought the Spider LE in white/natural from the Teesside dealer (that was mentioned in an earlier post).
Without the LE and amazing PCH deal, I don't think Alfa would ever have occurred to me in a million years - I intended to buy a Z4 when the sun turned up last week and would have done but for the LE ad in the Sunday Times. Even a bl**dy Chrysler Crossfire convertible occurred to me before a Spider - it was in 2nd place!
So - good news - a whole new legion of people who'd consider Alfa Spiders.
Any good news for existing owners?
Well yes - I think so.
2 dealers I've spoken to could sell 4x as many LE's as they'll get. They've created a lot of showroom traffic and made a whole new group of people think the Spider is an amazing looking car (it'll be by far the slowest thing I've driven for 10 years, but I almost don't care!!).
Alfa have boobed badly by selling/PCH'ing it this cheap - they could have sold for £1000 more/£20 more a month and still shifted them all (although £200k extra wouldn't mean much to a major car co.).
Alfa will get most of the cars back in 2/3 years and will not make the same underpricing mistake again. I don't expect any nice bargain offers at the end of my lease........
I actually think that a few more Spiders on the road will make people think - waow -and search AutoTrader for the ones that some of you guys will want to be selling (they can't have mine for 2 years).
I reckon pre LE cars will fetch more in a month's time than they otherwise would have done.
As long as AR don't pull the same stunt next summer, I think they'll have made you £500-1000 extra as long as you sell outside the 2/3 years windows of May/June PCH's ending.
Meanwhile, I know I'll be overtaken by a lot of Z4/TT drivers this summer, but I'll just smile, turn up/down my seat heaters, chuckle into the Blue & Me mic as I whisper Ciao Bella and enjoy those £200 a month extra overpayments I can make on the mortgage!