Hi Guy and Gals
Bit boring I know but was reading the GT thread and I want to sell my spider but not to sure what its really worth? so I thought i would call on your advice
Phase 2 spider on a 99 reg, 77k Fsh well looked after and good condtion, in Zoe yellow.
I have had a flick around abay, autotrader and some varying prices I do want to sell not just advertise.
My second issues is do I do the small jobs that need doing or sell it as it is if so how much would it be worth if everything was done? I have had a few emails and I responed then nothing?
not even no thanks
This is what I have sent back? when people have ask what its like
Goes a bit like this........................
The MOT is not due until the end of July and the Tax is not due until end of April, the car is in good condition for the year. As I said am only selling as I have upgraded to a v6 version. As an active Alfa owner club member I know these cars very well and have taken the time to go though each point for you….as am not sure if you a mechanic or a novice but I am hope you feel I have been honest, as I feel it’s the only fair way.
The roof is in excellent mechanically condition and none of the known problems with the hood, and has no leaks at all and the hood condition is in very good condition its not wearing away in any place or any holes in the hood. The only issue is the back window has drop slightly and has slight turn up in the corners, but I must stress it does not leak and a very simply repair, I have been quote £75 pounds for this very small repair and does not leak at all.
The body work is in good condition for the year as expected has a small amount of wear and tear as any car would have of this age. It does have a small stone chip on the bonnet and a small amount of lacquer only has come away, I was not practically bothered and does not really detract from the overall quality. In the interest of honestly I feel I should say. But I would stress overall condition is good. It has no dents or scratches on the car of any description.
The brakes are all very good, and no warped disc or juddering when braking the tyres are all very good with lots of tread. The alloys are in near perfect condition and no corrosion at all. All the electrics work with no issues and the blue Momo leather seats are in excellent condition along with the rest of the interior. The drive is great and very responsive the clutch is not stiff and no slipping of any description, the gear box is also very nice, not difficult to get in any gear.
The car has full service history and the cambelt was done recently by the pervious owner this was carried out at 67400 miles, so due a service in 2000-3000 miles, it’s all hpi clear as once again I wanted this information.
Am not sure how much you know about Alfa’s but there is a very common fault on the TS engine, it does not affect the car in anyway. The variator unfortunately does need doing new variators are 80 pounds. The variatior does nothing to the engine which I must stress the only issue is that for a small amount of time between 1500-2000 rpm there is a diesels sound that comes from the which is hardly noticeable. I have been informed that an engine flush and an oil change can cure this and results have been good.
Because of the small issues above I would accept a lower price for the car to cover the cover the repairs which are not necessary but would take the car back to best. Or I could carry out the work for you
Am only asking £2350???? is this to much as i though the spec etc that was fair???
Thanks in advance