Re: advice sought please on buying spider
We bought a 2.0 Lusso about a month ago, 53k miles, in fabulous condition, electric roof and the usual fixture & fittings, all of which work perfectly (now).
We paid £3600 for it (we didn't even haggle). In the month since buying it we have had to spend another £1200 or so on it to put right some of the stuff the previous owner was less than honest about.
We know it wasn't cheap (considering the extra work we have had done) but still feel pretty good about it, it's a stunningly attractive car, runs beautifully now and sounds really good with the new exhaust we had made for it.
Part of the cost was the cambelt and variator change - money well spent for peace of mind...I'd budget for that too if I were you.
Hope you get to have many happy miles in the Alfa, we certainly are