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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Selling your 159? please read this first!
I thought it may be worth letting 159 owners who were thinking of selling at the moment know what happened to a colleague of mine from work the other evening when he had a potential buyer call round to his house….
The buyer had turned up several hours late for the appointment and it was now late into the evening to look at a black car in the dark! The buyer had previously negotiated the price over the phone (for cash only sale, which the buyer didn’t bring!) and after seeing the car agreed it was as described. However they then decided to haggle…. Reducing the price by £500, this was rejected. The buyer then got aggravated insisting they wanted it but weren’t going to pay what was agreed and weren’t leaving without it after they had travelled 4.5 hours to get there….
The seller then decided enough was enough, rejected the offer again and went to go back into his house when he was dragged backwards from his property by the buyer, he then asked his wife to call the Police whereby the buyer then tried to get into the property to remove the phone from the sellers wife….
As this was happening the person in the waiting car who had driven up with the buyer decided they didn’t want to be involved and drove off, the buyer noticed this and decided to run after his lift and left the property and the vehicle….
I’m told that the next day the seller received an apology from the buyer. Im not sure if the seller has decided to take it further or not at this stage.
So if you are currently selling your 159 SW privately at the moment please beware!
The buyer had driven up from South West England and if anyone has a concern about someone enquiring about their car I may be able to give you a more accurate location/further information about this person on request.
The thing that makes this worse is that the owner has not had the car long but spent a lot of money, and is only having to sell It due to ill health.
Past 1999 - Grigio Chiaro, 156 2.0 T-Spark SP1 - 2007 - Strombolli 159 1.9JTDM LUSSO SW + Alfatune DPF Removal/Map --- Present 2005 - Strombolli GT 3.2 V6