new car or another alfa ??
i am looking for a car for my wife and new baby , at the moment she has a 1989 alfa 164 which needs a few to many jobs i have time for (i got a alfa 75 and my project car is a alfa33 which i never get time to progress) also want something with airbags with the new daughter!!!
we decided on a brand new car and with a budget of around $30,000 , so far have test driven;
new astra wagon cdx ( as i have about thousands of holden mastercard points to use) by the end of the month- crap interior and too boring
dodge caliber stx crv - surprisingly very small luggage and gutless
considering taking a new suburu forester or a mitsubishi outlander for a drive, both are nearly $35000 on the road.ALTERNATIVELY HAVE JUST BEEN OFFERED to trade the 164 against a perfect 1999 alfa 166 with 3 years warrenty from my mechanic . is red with all the fruit ,quality leather interior - electric everything and is faultless. is up for $29000 les $4000 for the 164.so the question is , should i get another second hand alfa the 166 is 7 years old , i dont know much about them , i know they were a very expensive car back then and have all the luxuary extras that you just dont get in a new car for that price range.
anyone who has a simalar age 166 over here in oz let me know how reliable its been , has the red started to fade , is the aircon good ? all the electrics reliable, i know it has a warrenty but is $29,000 over priced ?
well i really rambled on, if anyone has any thing they can tell me about owning a 166 from 1999 i would appreciate any advice.
p.s also have heard a new astra sri is on the way with a 2.2 motor heated leather , abs , anyone driven one? and will they bring it out as a wagon, and what is replacing the vauxhall / holden vectra - one for the u.k. alfaowners might be able to answer