About to collect my first Alfa
It's a 159 Lusso in black with black leather interior, 1.9 JTDm. Second hand, late 2008 but just 13k on it and it looks perfect and sounds great. Buying it from Tallaght Fiat in Dublin.
Only thing niggling away at my nerves is the fact someone bought it brand new a couple of years ago and clocked up just 6,500 miles per year, suffered €20k in depreciation and then traded it in without a blemish or any obvious reason to get rid of it. Maybe I'm being over-cautious, or maybe it's just buyer's remorse, but what are the odds this is a lemon that drove the previous owner so mad that he hardly drove it and then traded it in or returned it to the dealer in frustration?
I'm trying to get his contact details so I can put my mind at rest before I hand over the cash but I'm open to opinions. Any chance the previous owner is a forum member? The last digits of the reg are 794....
It still has a year's manufacturer's warranty on it and the dealer isn't some shed at the end of a lane but it's still hard to shake the negative thoughts.