Buying used 147/Cam Belt Changes
No, I'm not changing the 147, but am helping a friend buy one for himself.
I'm fully aware of the risks involved in driving a TS engine with more than 36,000miles and not having had the belt and tensioner changed, but I'm having difficulty recommending a friend to buy his 147 with 47,000miles odd on the clock and not having had the belt changed! He's dead keen on buying one but I'm quite sure he's not going to want to shell out £300 odd for the change (add another £150 if you get the variator and aux belt changed, which you would always do anyway).
Do you recon I'd stand a chance haggling the price down using this knowledge as ammo? Perhaps I'd struggle with a private sale or at a non-Alfa garage but do Alfa garages generally accept that the belts should be getting changed at around 36,000miles or are they quite ignorant of this well known weakness?
Thanks for the advice,