New baby forces sale =(((((
Tell me I'm not crazy? I don't think us new Dads really expect the hit of loosing our cars and switching to boring 1.4 estates! Unfortunatly my 156 has to go, not because it's not a decent sized car but because I just can't afford to make it safe enough for my 14 month son. I have done a good bit of work on it and fixed the engine issues , but its needs to much to go through an MOT(NCT), new tyres , links , airbag light is on , passenger airbag has been messed with, boot isn't working right , locks are sticking and the paint work is detroyed, dents everywhere ,rust...so she has to go and probably to a scrap yard whch is a shame because she is stunning inside, sports pack, full leather.
So I've been racking my brain thinking of what to buy next, thought about an RX8 but they are just too small for a family everyday driver and I couldn't rish buying one and having the engine start giving me major rebuild issues, The 159 doesn't do it for me I'd want a petrol anod the 1.8 isn't good enough I'm a Twin spark man.
Does anyone on here have an Alfa as a second car? I think the Mrs might kill me and call me selfish but I'd like to buy a 'family car' for her and the baby a 1.4 Focus or something and use that when we travel together and then use some of my savings to buy another Alfa as 'my' car for the weekends and work etc, maybe a two seater Alfa GTV or spider. I like working on Alfa's , love the engines and know them so to me it makes sence and I do love the old GTV and spiders, could pick up a minter for under a grand over here if I move before summer?
Am I crazy? Should I just put both bugets together and buy a family car?