Hi all, please please help me.
Ive just bought an Alfa GTV 2.0 16v Lusso on a 2001 plate. The garage I bought it from sold it to me as having fsh, but now that the finace has gone through and I have the car they are telling me they have lost it. I have managed to speak with the previous owner of the car and he is a genuine guy who had the car serviced twice in the 2 years he had the car. The garage have not yet found the service history, so I told them if i was to keep the car, the conditio would be that I had it fully serviced and the cam belt replaced as its done 51k. The Garage told me it might need a new air mass as it was lacking a bit of power but they are reluctant to pay for the cam belt replacement, or at least they have said until they can find out if it has had one already or not they will not pay, though they did say if it has not had one they would pay. Ive had it taken in for a service today and the guys tat the garage called me to say that it needed front brake disks as they are corroded, they also said the engine managament light was on and it was due to the air mass. As the garage said they would refund me i told the garage to go ahead with the work, which totalled £575. I asked the garage the payment method, they said cash or cheque. at 4pm today they called me and said that i needed to pay them cash on delivery. I do not have £575 cash but had £200, in a nutshell they said they could not deliver unless payment was full. So, they said they would have to take the air mass back off and the brake disks. They delivered my car at 5.30 tonight and I pad them £188.oo for full service - oil change, spark plugs etc. The car now drives with no power at all, and jerks everytime i accelerate and let go. My brakes are also hardly working. To top it off, the garage where i bought the car did not tax my car when i bought it saturday, but gave me a cheque, so because ive just recieved my motor insurance certificate yesterday evening, I have not been able to tax it yet. The garage are a nightmare they have made a packet out of me, my finace is worth £8k in total of which the garage have made £5,700 out of me and have not even provided me with FSH. What the hell am i supposed to do and does the car performance issue just sound like the air mass neeeds replacing?? im sure the garage which serviced it today have put an air mass filter in which was in a worse state than the one it already had!!
Please help, with the dodgy Motor car company and the Servicing centre.
Thanks a very distressed and disillusioned Alfa owner.
accept part Right now I could only afford the service without the air mass replacement and the brake disks,