Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: I would rather not say
That doesnt sound pleasant at all, i was told by many sources when ringing around to avoid second hand/recon units re-balanced units as they tend not to last very long..
So i bit the bullet and went for a new one, the initial price was something in the region of £480 from many places, but one of the alfa garages i called who were showing 1 in stock (they can all check stock for you) were doing exchange sales under some promotion that Alfa uk were doing, give them you old one and £295 and they gave you a brand new one.
Seemed a decent deal to me, on ebay second hand were selling at £170-200 so for a brand spanking new one this seemed a great deal!
Alfa guildford and maidstone werent offering this deal bizarrely, but alfa hassocks (or was it hurstpierpoint i forget) were offering this and they had stock at the time.
Veloces and monza sport were also very helpful and would have got one in a couple of days, but as mine was sitting on a ramp at the time, i needed it asap, we only needed the one which was passenger side.