Re: Help me, I'm thinking of throwing in the towel!
Higher servicing and repair costs are a fact of life with all older cars. Yes Alfa's can be a bit more than certain German cars but not much.
The fact of life with new or newer cars is depreciation and it can be a very big number, the newer the car the further it has to fall. The X type, I suspect will drop horribly so make sure you are really comparing like for like when it comes to total cost of ownership.
You probably don't want to hear this but I do most (but not all) of my own work so Bella has worked out as a very economic proposition.
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