Plan A: The Brera out of the window.
Plan B: A GT. Despite best intentions for Black / Tan leather....I've ended up with White / Alcantara....for now.
Looked at a few around dealers, but despite phoning to make appointments to view / drive, not ONE of them was fit to be driven off a forecourt, or was so inaccessible, you couldn't get to the damned car. (One in Luton was buried in the middle of a warehouse, other cars parked so close couldn't even open the doors. AND they couldn't be arsed to turn the warehouse lights on).
Just picked up an '05 from Birmingham. test drive was good, no serious warning lights, low miles (36k). has been a catC, but decent repair, and a colour change from red to Merc metallic white. (Looks gorgeous)
...and 5 miles down the M6, the skies opened, flicked the wipers, and they promptly tied themselves in knot. (Busted shaft on motor?)
Picked wife up from work....and refused to start.
Dealer had kindly fitted new battery. Unfortunately, with wrong sized terminals, which were hanging on by wishful thinking...
Local specialist has given it a quick once over, and it should
be ok for a few days until he gets it on the ramp next week.
....somewhere under there there's a damn good car waiting to get out
...now all I need is the radio code