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TUT shocking value

my 159 is a 57 and has 43,000 miles fsh full leather garaged and loved and not a mark on it. went to trade up the other day and dealer offered me 2k!!!!!!!! criminal
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Depends on the engine, but still undervalued, assume its a lusso, but should be looking around 5k in decent condition

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They offered you 2k because they don't want it as a trade in. They don't want it sitting around on their forecourt, they don't want to have to fix potential problems that they probably won't understand, they don't want to have to warranty it, they are probably not used to working on Alfas themselves as not a lot of garages are. They know if they send it down the auction its not going to make a great deal of money because most of the other traders at the auction will be thinking along the same lines. What were you looking to part exchange it for? Your best bet is to sell to an Alfa enthusiast as it sounds like a desirable specification and with the low mileage it should be an easy sale. What do you think its worth?

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Might be best to buy elsewhere if that is the best they can manage as a trade in.
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I was given a guide figure of 8,500 for part-ex on my 2008 Ltd Edition Spider with 40k on the clock. And from a main Alfa stealer .

Would expect around 11,000 privately...
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there is a huge diff between block prices and retail, usually 1500 diff on cars of this value, yet alfa's are 3-4k.

having been in the trade, I would suggest its not so much that they are worthless trade ins - yes, this does have an influence, but more that they are over valued retail prices.

They are worth more than insignia, which is a car that's worth pennies, but not by a huge amount.

They may be worth 1000's more on autotrader, but are they selling? and if so, to whom? and after a new gearbox and expensive warranty has been applied, along with the dealer dropping their pants, or simply giving up trying to sell it after the industry standard 6 week pitch and banging it back through the block?

Are we truly realistic on the value that we impose on our cars?
lets face it, chassis dynamics may be good (on the Ti at least) but the diesels never set the world alight and the small block petrols weren't really worth the effort as their prices drop quicker than a pork pie at a jewish wedding, then the great sounding V6 has a niche market as deep pockets are required just to fuel it.
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Veloces, perhaps justifiably take some stick on here but there have been multiple reports of them offering reasonable money for 159s (no part ex) as they always seem keen to Hoover up all the stock that's out there
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mines a 1.9 JTDm lusso on a 56 plate with 98k miles on and was getting offered around 2.5k as a trade in on a new 15k car so that price on yours does seem a little low! Try plugging your reg into we buy any car . com and see what that spews out as a rough guide
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Im currently selling my Bmw 5 series to fund a 159 ti / brera. I've been offer between 6500.00 & 7200.00 for my 57 plate 112500 mile mint 520 d m sport & @ the mo I've a dealer not fer off bending over backwards to take my Bmw against an 08 plate 159 Ti 2.4.

Thats with them doing a service & cambelt/water pump change on the Alfa also, paint clean up & two alloys refurbed for me.

Its making me think are the desperate to get rid of the alfa???
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