Missing our Spider
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Firefighter, apologies if my comment above was a bit snide, I am one of those who, in the court of public opinion, would likely be found guilty of overpayment for a second hand Alfa Romeo.
Of the four Alfa's we have bought, two were 'nearly new bargains', one (bought new) was a learning experience and the most recent (the 159) was the right car at the right time hence paying almost the asking price. 6 months since purchase I have no qualms, it's gorgeous, drives superbly and I love being in it. We all know that the value of a second hand car is impossible to quantify unless there are hundreds available from different sellers to create a proper market governed by supply and demand. In the world of Alfa Romeo this doesn't happen, and when you get to a short run model, no longer made (159 tbi ti) the dealers can hold out for maximum return.
As mentioned, going via their finance might give you leverage, and how about asking for a gratis full Alfa Warranty (which is actually provided by a third party company) to sweeten the deal? I've just been quoted £672 for the 4th year warranty on mine.
I'd hate to see you miss out.
Last edited by Alf M.; 22-01-14 at 12:59.