Wobbly about the Mito as a first car
I have been lurking for a couple of weeks and thought it time to introduce myself as a first car buyer (kind of),but first time considering and Alfa. I won't lie, I may be one of those people who will always choose style over substance (not just cars), but I can't deny how much I love the way the Mito, and Giulietta for that matter both look.
My first encounter with an Alfa was when my friend came to pick me up about 7 years ago in a red used 147, let's just say that is when my love affair began it had high spec interior red leather seats (could sleep in them). I think her car was 2003 147 1.6 and yes, for the last couple of years up until she sold it last year 2015 she moaned, but not until it just, well got old and that age it was to be expected.
To get to my point, I am now a lady of a particular age (go on then mid 40s) who is not technically new to driving, but recently passed my test (like a couple of weeks ago), and it's not really my first car (we all have a past right!) but it's been nearly 10 years since I was on the road. Which brings me to another reason I am wobbling as some say they are drivers cars, well I am only recently back on the road, but I am sensible and not wanting to be a speed freak, but I do want some response (unlike a crappy old corsa I had 10 or more years ago, I would have been better of with Fred Flintsone's car). I don't want to not be able to drive it well is what I am getting at.
I am going to be buying pcp (for my sins) and I would love to indulge in a mito twin air 1.4 petrol and am thinking about trying to get one that is around 3 years old, 4 at the latest. I won't be going for the high bhp at this stage but I do want to have some fun driving and from what I have seen on here and also on YT (there is a really good virtual test drive of a Mito) I just want to give it a go.
I recently test drove a citeron ds3 (too laddish looking) and a mazda 2 sport (a tad family looking) and I won't need it to be a practical family car as this is just for me. Ford Fiesta will be it if I don't have the confidence in a Mito, but I really don't want a Ford, even as good and reliable as they are slated to be, they look a bit boring in my opinion.
Hoping to test drive a Mito very soon, and if I genuinely like it I may pursue a purchase later on when I see the right one for me.
Any advice on how I should approach an Alfa dealer or any dealer for that matter and any tips on what I should ask for. I read a lot of good about Mito on various owner reviews plus on this forum. BUT, I also hear some quite negative things and stuff not working and breaking and it scares me to death (as I am unlikely to get much warranty).
Anyway, sorry to have rambled, but any advice on how to tackle dealers regarding a used Mito would be much appreciated.