Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bagshot, Surrey
GTV V6 - advice choosing the right one!
Iíve spent days looking through past threads reading advice about buying a GTV, specifically a V6 (my decision having been made after reading many of the threads on here!). However, at risk of boring you all with yet another same-y question, Iíd like your advice on the 3 potential cars Iíve found. Iíve only actually seen the 1st one but have spoken at length to the owner and dealer in the 2nd and 3rd options and will see them on Sat:
-2000 X reg, Trade sale, 1 previous owner + Demo machine, 32,000 miles FASH and is immaculate in black. Dealer is asking £8495 which I reckon is way too high, but heís had it a month so says heís willing to drop the price and do all the work that needs doing Ė cambelt change, brake discs shimmed or replaced and windows re-alligned.
-2002 í02 reg, 42,000 miles, Private sale. On 3rd owner, 2 of 3 services to date have been Alfa main dealer, one at a specialist. However, major service, MOT and cambelt are all due now. Bodywork (blue), alloys and interior are meant to be immaculate (havenít actually seen this one yet). They are asking £8495 which again is way too much Ė an identical one just sold for £6450 on Autotrader. The owner doesnít sound like an enthusiast as he didnít know the cambelt was due on time elapsed.
-2003 í03, 42,000 miles Trade sale. Full service history, last one at specialist, absolutely immaculate body and wheels, £8495. Dealer has had it a month so again says heís willing to negotiate.
Iím sure I could get the private one cheapest but realistically he needs to come down to around £6500 as Iíll have to spend £500 on servicing.
The first, X-reg one has the lowest mileage and is truly spotless and the garage has a good reputation for selling sports cars. I reckon he might go for £7495?
The last option is the newest, will really need the cambelt doing because of the mileage, but I reckon the dealer would let it go for £8250.
Comments, opinions and advice gratefully received!!
Aspiring GTV V6 owner!