Style over function
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
Thanks again to you all for your advice, but unfortunately as I said, I have done a deal at with the local Alfa dealership on a Giulietta so there's no going back.
I did speak to Alfatech about supplying my own parts and they said that I could do this but if they didn't fit/ were incorrect that I would be charged "ramp time" for effectively putting their ramp out of commission. Apparently this has happened before with people supplying their own parts, also there would be no warranty on the parts from them doing it this way. This would have brought the price down to about £1250 if I recall correctly.
I predict that we will now have lots of snow falling in the coming weeks. I live on a hill, and my drive is on a slope off the hill. Since I bought the Q4 we've had no more than a couple of dustings of snow where I live and I was looking forward to driving up the hill with (relative) impunity with a foot of snow on the ground......or at least that was my fantasy?