What has happened to used Alfa prices in the last few years? Don't get me wrong, I love my 156 and I loved my 166 before that.
When I bought my 1999 166 in 2001, it was ten grand after only two years. My 156 was 8K after 3 years. Now used prices have definitely firmed up.
I was hoping to buy an '04 GT this year, relying heavily on Alfa's reliable heavy depreciation meaning I could comfortably pay around 8K.
No bl**dy chance! They're still around 11K plus
Given the fact that the press are still (mainly) telling people that Alfa's are unreliable (we all know that's still a lottery) and the (definite) fact that the dealers are rubbish and (sorry for all the ands) the other fact that you don't see many Alfas about, why are used prices perking up?
Before you know it, all we impecunious Alfa owners will be priced down to the likes of Focii and Pugs (no offence) or reduced to high-mileage newer versions of cars we already own. This won't do, so I have a plan:
Everybody respond to JD Power and Top Gear surveys and tell them that your Alfa is a nightmare, then used prices will drop and all we Alfisti can buy them for nowt. Come on, think of it as a charity for single parent car lovers. You know you want to...