Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Terenure, Dublin, Ireland
Thinking of swapping 155 for 75 !!!
I haven't been around for a while. Anyway, I no longer need a car capable of high-mileage (as in 13,000 a year) because my office has relocated to somewhere I can get a bus to. Because of this I am now entertaining the idea of selling my 155 and going backwards to a 75 2.0. I've always wanted a 75 (well since I fell for Alfa's) what with them being utterly gorgeous and RWD, but up to now I'd never have done it because of their attrocious reliability reputation, and the fact that I needed a car that wouldn't let me down intermittently.
Am I a bit nuts doing this ? Or am I living the dream of having an older car that will do for the 5 or 6 thousand miles I'll be doing from year to year.
I am just wondering if it is a completely impractical thing to do, because I've heard that the 75 will brake my heart.
I have not definitely decided that I will be doing this, and it might just be a pie in the sky fantasy that will go away eventually, but I'd like to know what you guys think.
I reckon I'd get 2,500 euros for the 155. It is in VERY good nick and I have looked after it very very well since I bought it. The 75 would probably cost just under a grand, but would need a little bit done to it here and there as a result of lying up for some time.
I have yet to get a proper Alfa mechanic out to look at the 75, but presuming it is a decent example that needs say 600 euros work done to it, is the 75 a feasible 7,000 mile a year car to run ????
Bear in mind when responding - I am not mechanically minded !!
Feedback muchly appreciated.
A labour of love or a love of labour ?