Re: About to take the plunge - but some advice needed first
Oh, the temptation.
Saw the 98 last night. Just over 40K miles. Immaculate condition for age, front leather and dashboard as new, no signs of wear. Slight scuffing on back of armrest where I guess luggage has been thrown on back "seats".
Paintwork excellent, very few stone chips. Panels look fine. Alloys slightly scuffed.
Air flow meter just changed along with oil service and all spark plugs. Drove like a dream, all electrics work perfectly, no audible suspension noises.
The dealer seemed decent enough, and offered to drive the car himself to Black and White Garage, an alfa specialist in Newbury, for a full inspection if I arrange.
Car has Alfa history for first five years, but no receipt showing cambelt change. After discussing, he lowered price by £400.
Air con also doesn't blow cold, (to be honest, this doesn't bother me hugely), so he took off another £100.
The bad: Rear tyres need replacing, how much would this set me back?
The very bad: One stamp missing in the service book, prior to the service just carried out. Assuming this service didn't happen, which I have to do, car has still only travelled 12K miles between documented services. It's just the time I'm worried about.
Your thought on this last issued would be much appreciated, if there was a stamp in the book I'd probably buy, particularly at £4,200.
Will be changing the cambelt at alfaworkshop in Royston as soon as I buy.
And it's still the most amazing alfa red.......