At £900 mate, as long as it runs, drives, and stops you're onto a winner,
I paid £1000 for my 1997 2.0TS GTV and so far as I can tell it's worth every damn penny. No problems to speak of whatsoever as far as I can tell, apart from of course the fact the windows need a slight bang after I get out of the car to stick them back in,
(A bad case of 'They all do that, Sir' )
At the end of the day, even though your car may have a few issues, it's probably worth about £600 in parts alone, so you won't be losing out on too much.
Really, mine could do with a cambelt/tensioner/variator/waterpump job, but at £700 or however much it would cost I can't be arsed just yet. For the time being my GTV is serving its purpose as a daily runner to fly to work and back in. And boy does it fly!
The second you take the sucker out on the motorway it flies like no mans business, it's as though the rest of the cars are standing stationary,
It's got 135,000 miles on the clock, but it comes with full Alfa history, all the dealer packs, all the keys etc etc, and so far in the month I've been driving her I've only had to spend £14.99 on a new set of mats as the old drivers mat had a hole in it and an upgraded stereo. And that only cost me £39.99 from Aldi! It has CD, USB, iPod port, SD card slot. For the money it's a fantastic stereo, and in black it goes great with the retro old school styling of the GTV's interior. (Black leather, black dash etc)
It came with 10 months MOT and 4 months TAX.
The previous owner also decided to replace the pepper pot styled wheels for the Phase 2 16" alloys along with the Phase 2 front grill. They make the car look a bit newer which I'm grateful to him for. Not sure if I quite like the smoked side repeaters he's fitted though!
Maybe they'll grow on me?
All in all, mine has been a car that's well worth the dough, especially as he originally had it up for £1750. I'm chuffed,
It's just a shame you might be having a few issues with yours though mate, hopefully you'll get it all sorted and can start giving it some,