Originally Posted by giveitsome
Blimey you suspicious lot! Here is the low down, my spider is a perfect example, just needs the variator replaced. While i have owned the car ive always found it underpowered and have always wondered about turbo charging, 3ltr conversion etc.and yes i do fancy a BMW Z3M ! So what!!!! Just havent decided what to do yet. Nothing wrong in that is there?!!!!! Certainly wont be doing a 3ltr conversion , just thought was an interesting talking point!
My spider cost me £7000 to buy plus £3000 to out straight as it needed rear bushes, discs and pads, suspension arms, a new roof motor, cambelt change, a roof motor, new airbox!!!! Had the car two years and am considering selling it now as its summer but i love it at the same time so selling is for financial reasons really but i do want another convertible and the Z3M's have 330 bhp standard and are rear wheel drive which is a fantastic set up. Id more likely go for a 3ltr spider if it was rear wheel drive i think!
Bit ****ed off Im being accused of doing something dodgy to be honest.
For many of us AO has become a virtual "family" and as such we like to watch each others' backs. Now of course we can't protect everybody here from everybody else, but some of us try our best.
It is second nature to be a bit suspicious of posters who sign up just to sell their vehicles. We don't know the people, we don't know the cars.
After people have been members for a while, we get a chance to learn about them (admittedly some of us better than others). We read about people changing their cambelts. We read about when cars get pranged. We see pictures of cars being restored. We have a sense of the cars. For those who are in the local vicinity (i.e. the same country
)they get a chance to meet the owners and to look the cars over and to see them over a period of time.
When a long time member sells a car to another member, the car carries with it a sense of history, and the owner has a sense of responsibilty to the buyer, because the original owner knows s/he will be bumping into the buyer every day on this very forum.
Now I'm not saying that all transactions between AO members have gone pefectly. They haven't, but the vast majority have gone very well.
If my suspicions were raised, it was because
a) you were very new here
b) the messages you were delivering about your car seemed to be mixed at best.
I just hope that you can see things from the other side of the fence and that you can put yourself in place of a potential AO buyer.
I also hope that you manage to come to a decision that will satisfy your motoring needs and that you manage to enjoy your car (be it a normal Alfa, a modified Alfa, a BMW, or something else entirely).