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The Alfa dealership suggested buying a Saab

Can you imagine the guts on that one???

To make a long story short, I’m an Alfa lover to the bone. I’ve had my 147 GTA Selespeed for almost 4 years now and before that a 147 2.0 Selespeed.
It never broke down while the warrantee was on (Except for from problems that the dealer wasn’t able to sort out), and the moment it expired it had its first breakdown with the failure of the Selespeed System.
Took it to the dealer and they got back to me with an obscene amount for changing the Selespeed pump and the gear selector.
So I though of trading it for the Brera which I always found very sexy but never had to heart to part from my GTA.
After a test drive, I wasn’t sold at all because of the performance and this is when the sales manager approached me and said “I see that you are a car enthusiast and you know how to choose your cars, I have the perfect one for you” and he showed me the new Saab Turbo X.

I was so disappointed. I looked at him, smiled and left. Later I arranged for my car to be taken to a private garage for repairs.

It broke down yesterday again, one day after I got it back
Selespeed system failure….
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Re: The Alfa dealership suggested buying a Saab

Sorry to read about your problems mate

Hope they get fixed soon.


But can't blame the salesguy for trying to make a sale, after all he had a car to shift ...
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My GTV was traded in for a Saab by the guy who had it before me.
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Can you imagine the guts on that one???

To make a long story short, I’m an Alfa lover to the bone. I’ve had my 147 GTA Selespeed for almost 4 years now and before that a 147 2.0 Selespeed.
It never broke down while the warrantee was on (Except for from problems that the dealer wasn’t able to sort out), and the moment it expired it had its first breakdown with the failure of the Selespeed System.
Took it to the dealer and they got back to me with an obscene amount for changing the Selespeed pump and the gear selector.
So I though of trading it for the Brera which I always found very sexy but never had to heart to part from my GTA.
After a test drive, I wasn’t sold at all because of the performance and this is when the sales manager approached me and said “I see that you are a car enthusiast and you know how to choose your cars, I have the perfect one for you” and he showed me the new Saab Turbo X.

I was so disappointed. I looked at him, smiled and left. Later I arranged for my car to be taken to a private garage for repairs.

It broke down yesterday again, one day after I got it back
Selespeed system failure….
Go on, you know it makes sense!
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After a test drive, I wasn’t sold at all because of the performance and this is when the sales manager approached me and said “I see that you are a car enthusiast and you know how to choose your cars, I have the perfect one for you” and he showed me the new Saab Turbo X.
Was he being ironic?

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Can you imagine the guts on that one???

To make a long story short, I’m an Alfa lover to the bone. I’ve had my 147 GTA Selespeed for almost 4 years now and before that a 147 2.0 Selespeed.
It never broke down while the warrantee was on (Except for from problems that the dealer wasn’t able to sort out), and the moment it expired it had its first breakdown with the failure of the Selespeed System.
Took it to the dealer and they got back to me with an obscene amount for changing the Selespeed pump and the gear selector.
So I though of trading it for the Brera which I always found very sexy but never had to heart to part from my GTA.
After a test drive, I wasn’t sold at all because of the performance and this is when the sales manager approached me and said “I see that you are a car enthusiast and you know how to choose your cars, I have the perfect one for you” and he showed me the new Saab Turbo X.

I was so disappointed. I looked at him, smiled and left. Later I arranged for my car to be taken to a private garage for repairs.

It broke down yesterday again, one day after I got it back
Selespeed system failure….
well, since the Saab and Alfa Romeo dealers are the same here (Gargash) it wouldnt come to a suprise that they suggested the Saab since you dint like the Brera. oh well...

but i do feel sorry for you mate. My car broke down twice in my first 3 weeks but thankfully the problem is solved now. hope yours will get sorted soon
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As a former UK dealer, I am amazed by the low quality of dealer here Dubai, across the board they are really very poor, at least UK dealers are nice before you buy the car, not here, they are rude, have no knowledge and do not appear to want to sell a car.

I enquired about a Brera and asked when the 08my would be coming here....the sales manager said to my face that I was wrong and there was no such thing an 08my Brera and if there was it wasn't any different!!!

Just as well I know.........
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Sorry about your car mate - hope it gets sorted quickly and cheaply.

But leave teh Saab well alone.

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Hey Wasil,

I am sure you know the Al Ahli Alfa specialist in Dubai. Most of our GTA's are serviced there these days.

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Re: The Alfa dealership suggested buying a Saab

I really feel for you, but I sincerely believe the dealer was trying to do you a favour. The Saab isn't Selespeed so your chances of reliability are vastly increased.

Glad you weren't tempted, and hope things work out for you soon and without further huge expense.

The Turbo X is prolly a very good car though.
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