Re: Dealers Trade-In prices
Well, I appreciate all the suggestions and helpful comments about this; and having spent the best part of last week at work, ringing, emailing and running round various dealers, I've made my decision....
My local Nissan dealer was most accommodating, and gave me an extended test drive in a demo 350Z. I'd always liked the look of these, but never driven one. Wow! Outstanding, is my considered opinion. I loved it. But, the only new one they could sell me was in gorgeous black, with black and (what I can only describe as) bright orange leather interior - totally blinged the car out.
(If they had an all-black one available, I'm fairly sure I would have bought it on the spot......But they didn't, and couldn't tell me if/when theey could get one)
So, I trawled back and forth between the Alfa garages some more; by now I had eliminated the 159 Ti option, as it would be a tight fit in my garage; so it was just the Brera option. I do love my current 2.4JTDM engine, but the date for getting a new one the same, with my required spec, could not be confirmed. And it was more expensive than the S-V6. I got what I finally realised was going to be best figure for my car, from the dealer I was most impressed by, and signed on the dotted line..........Red Brera S-V6. No choices, no options. Simple choice.
I know I've said in the past on here, that red doesn't suit the Brera due to the Black Sky View roof. The S-V6 doesn't have this, of course, but the lighter weight panel it's been replaced by is........... black. Nice to know, when buying a new car, even grown men act like kids, without sense or reason. Long may that continue.
"The best way to make a small fortune out of motor racing............is to spend a large fortune" Briggs Cunningham.