New Alfa Owner - GT 1.9JDTM
Joined a week or so ago, but now the owner of a 56 plate GT 1.9JDTM which has only covered 63k miles.
Bought it for a bargain price, so it's a little rough around the edges to say the least.
So far the list is :
1.) Clean it - it's in a state. Needs the full on snowfoam / wash / iron-x / clay / correction polish / filler polish / seal / 2 x wax treatment :-) Two day job. Interior also needs a deep clean with some Dodo Juice Supernatural leather cleaner and sealant.
2.) Full alloy refurb - they're not TOO bad on the faces, but it's 9 years old, and there's some crap behind the spokes. A complete stripdown repair and powder coat will sort that!
3.) Paintwork - take it to a SMART repairer to get a nasty big scrape on the back repaired, plus a few other little dings etc
4.) Full service and rear brake pads - picked up in the MOT back in Feb, but the owner's done about 1k miles in it since.
5.) New front tyres - ones got a chunk out of it, another has a bulge.
6.) Tracking / balancing issues - wheel vibrating massively over 60mph, gets increasingly bad the faster I go ... so staying under 50 until it's sorted this weekend. REALLY hoping it isn't actually a driveshaft issue, but there doesn't seem to be anything else pointing to that, and the wheels look like they've taken a battering through potholes!
7.) Few little bits to replace, ie fuel filler cap, tweeter cover, seat release catch.
8.) Clean the EGR valve - also going to run a double dose of Forte Turbo cleaner in the next tank as a precautionary measure.
To be fair, mechanically, apart from the wheel balance, the car's in good order. No knocks etc, so fingers crossed when it goes in at the weekend it won't end up with an enormous bill! The leather is immaculate, no wear, tears, shaping at all.
Once all the above's completed, I'll still have change from £3900, so quite please really.
I'll post some photos inside and out when it's all done, hopefully will be the weekend of October 2nd.