I'm a former Alfa owner and a generally ok car buyer but tonight I have made a profound mistake.
I was attracted to a 147 16v JTD and went to see it. The guy wanted £1500 for a 54 plate 80,000 miler with a good service history. When I got there I saw that the bodywork was a bit suss in 3 or 4 places and the gearstick had the centering issue. It drove well though so I offered him £1350 for it, thinking that this was well below book and probably ok.
Horror story when I got it home, lifted the rubber mats both floors wet. Then, icing on the cake, the passenger door handle is hanging off! My fault I didn't check!!
I thought I was making a good buy but now I feel like a freaking idiot, how could I have been so stupid?