contract hire - maintenance contract (159 TI)
Morning chaps. I am new to the site and on the verge of committing to my first Alfa, a 159 TI 2.0 jtdm.
I have read your forum from the shadows for several weeks while I wavered between the Ti and a Saab 93 TTiD (my last 3 cars have been Saab). I have decided upon the Alfa.
I am in the position of being able to take the car on a 3 year contract hire via my employer (19,000 miles a year). My dilemma now is do I include a maintenance contract that will include servicing and tyres?
The maintenance contract will add around £80 a month (inc Vat) to my payments (£2880 over the three years).
Knowing what you know (and I've read with horror the tales about rapid tyre wear) is it a false ecomomy to take the TI without maintenance included?
Apologies for the length of this message, but I would really appreciate your help.