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Viewed a Spider today-dissapointed...

At a traders 'house' this afternoon, wasnt too far out of the way, but I've got to say that if I wanted a bad example to base my search on, then I found it...

2000 on a V plate- up for £1795, wanted £1600.

I know at this sort of money its not going to be showroom, but imagine the selling points...

New Engine- wow, a new engine! Why what happened? Cambelt snapped, okay, lets see the receipt?- 2nd hand engine fitted, new cambelt- nothing else changed-variator etc.

Rusty rear arches-

Not washed- leaves everywhere.

Hood down- filthy where it was sitting

Alloys- not kerbed, well, the rims werent but the centres were- and badly touched up to hide the fact.- but wow, matching P600's with 3mm trea!!

Centre console- snapped/cracked and glued back together

Aerial- not working

Front bumper- needs repainting

General bodywork- poor and scratched to fcuk

As I said, not expecting a new car for the money, but something thats not an absolute dog or at least described correctly isnt too much to ask?

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what an experience!

Keep looking mate there's a few good'ns for that money out there.
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its a buyers market keep looking dont compramise you will find a decent one they are out there
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I can vouch for that! But you must be willing to travel. I scoured the Internet day n night and when a 1996 2.0 TS came up at £1,695 I wanted to know more. I took a 2hr 45min drive to Manchester (after threatening the seller with his life if he lied to me) and looked over the car from top to toe. I got myself a genuine 3owner 52K miler with Full ARSH and £1000 upon £1000 of documented bills. So in summary they're out there just keep looking hard. Most don't come on until the weather gets better (spiders that is)
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Hi Foodie, you should have an email, you dont seem able to recieve pms...
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Was it the silver one you posted the link for??
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Theres a black spider for sale near me, you after a TS or V6?
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Originally Posted by jonnogtv View Post
Was it the silver one you posted the link for??
yes it was- avoid!


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Originally Posted by AlfaGTVLUSSO01 View Post
Theres a black spider for sale near me, you after a TS or V6?
I'm easy! as long as its a decent solid car I dont mind- Insurance inst an issue- I'm looking at around £190 a year on one.

Details would be good.
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How far are you willing to travel?

How about this one? Alfa Romeo : Very nice Alfa Spider, low miles
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Originally Posted by jonnogtv View Post
How far are you willing to travel?

How about this one? Alfa Romeo : Very nice Alfa Spider, low miles
Emailed the seller about that last week- he didnt bother replying...
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Emailed the seller about that last week- he didnt bother replying...
Lol makes you wonder why people go to the bother oif advertising!! You could always call him??
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I might go and check the car out today. I'll let you know.
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did you look at it was it any good ??
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