Well, its almost all arranged; the men with a big truck will come and take away the Spider on the 25th June and off to the auction she goes!
I will be giving her back on the 2nd anniversary of the 3 year contract, I decided to give it back early. Since I got the Abarth I have to admit that I have fallen in love with petrol engines again and seen as I do all my commuting in the 500 the Spider has been sitting forlorn in the underground parking, almost forgotten about.
My Spider ownership has been a real up and down experience, particularly with the 1st example that Alfa lumbered me with - but to its credit this White one hasnt been back to the dealer since the day I picked her up.
As one of the first people on the boards to have a diesel Spider I must say I enjoyed the experience of 'testing' the model before most others got their hands on it and in all my time driving the car I think I must have seen only 5 or 6 other unique examples of the car!
I dont know where FGA send these cars for auction, but mine would be a good one to watch out for - 9 months and 10k miles only and a good runner.
I still have access to an Alfa (my black 916) but I dont think ill be returning to a new-gen Alfa for a while. Im going to run the Abarth by itself for 6 months or so and then hopefully get something silly and expensive with at least 8 cylinders
Its been a pleasure folks