Help Deciding Required! Used GT...
This is probably not of interest to anyone but I need help deciding whether I am laying out a lot of money in a good deal or not and would be really grateful for any advice. I have seen a 54 plate Alfa GT (1.9 JTD) with 11k on the clock - very basic level i.e. no leather, no parking sensors, no flashy tyres, etc - just the bog standard version priced at £13,995 at a non-franchised dealership. I might be able to get it for around £13,500 but am concerned that due to the previous owner dying and the car garaged for a while (hence it has missed its service intervals but has had one service in its lifetime), the manufacturer's warranty is invalid and the dealership only offer 6 months of their own. I don't know the dealership but they are not Alfa specialists. Is this a good deal? I plan on having the car for 3 years at least and also think the car will depreciate greatly in that time. I have read threads on this site about niggles with the GT which could cost me a fortune without a warranty.
I have also seen another GT - an 04 plate - with around 30k on the clock which I reckon I could get for between £12,500 - £13k from a dealership with the 1 year Alfa Used Car warranty. It is also the bog standard version but obviously has 3 times as many miles on it.
Argggh! It's driving me mental!
I haven't ever spent this much on a car and am in love with the GT and would dearly like to love Alfa Romeo. So, I want this to be a good experience and not throw good money after bad. Which is the better deal and which car is likely to hold its value better in 3 years - the more expensive lower mileage or the slightly cheape higher mileage or will they both be worth the same in that time? Is the warranty thing a problem - especially given the low mileage of one of the cars?
As you can probably tell, I am being useless about this decision but need to make it soon as I'm driving everyone I know insane.
Thanks in advance for your advice and help...