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Hi all,
I'm hoping to get a 159 Sportwagon and have found MV07 YBO for sale near Leeds. 115,000 miles 2.4 JTDM Ti Q-Tronic. Dealer price £3590.
I just wondered if anyone knows the car and what the general opinion on the price would be?
Thanks in advance.
 

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I know everyone will shout that "they are worth more than the Guide Price".....but its what the proper industry (not over priced specialists !!) use. As of today that car books in Glasses Guide (pretty much the only one the trade use) at;

Trade Price £1330
Transacted Retail Price £2810. (Since its a Transacted figure rather than just a Retail Price, actual cars have been sold at that price.

At least you might be able to use those figures to haggle the price down a bit if nothing else. Ask him to justify the price in the Glasses Guide…..they love that as all they will only be able to show you those above!! But you can bet that he stuck to the Guide when he bought it in!!!
 

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I know everyone will shout that "they are worth more than the Guide Price".....but its what the proper industry (not over priced specialists !!) use. As of today that car books in Glasses Guide (pretty much the only one the trade use) at;

Trade Price £1330
Transacted Retail Price £2810. (Since its a Transacted figure rather than just a Retail Price, actual cars have been sold at that price.

At least you might be able to use those figures to haggle the price down a bit if nothing else. Ask him to justify the price in the Glasses Guide…..they love that as all they will only be able to show you those above!! But you can bet that he stuck to the Guide when he bought it in!!!
Hi there, many thanks for your reply.
I sort of felt it was a little on the high side, especially as although it has a full leather interior, it's bright red which may not be to many people's taste.
Out of curiosity I put the details into webuyanycar. It came up with an offer of only £1000, which does seem very low. I guess they don't want it very much.
In contrast it put my current car (that I inherited but don't like very much) 2011 BMW X1 2.0d x-drive 118,000 miles at £5210
I'd much prefer the Alfa (naturally) but sort of feel it's a backward step, mainly as it's four years older.
I really don't know what to do for the best. :ermm:
 

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What budget do you have?

I'd be tempted to buy privately from an enthusiast (on here or maybe pistonheads) with good service history, or buy one from a specialist dealer, where you know it will have been properly checked out. True Alfa of Rochdale are very reputable, but rather pricey (unfortunately , I dont know about haggling with them).

Happy hunting!
 

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Possibly....if you know nothing about cars or cant have it checked over yourself...then they MIGHT be a safer bet.....otherwise they are just ways of spending more money on the same car. Just because an owner is not an enthusiast of the marque does not mean that they don't look after their car...it could still have a good history at a main dealer or good indie. If fact I would go as far as to say the ALFA fan is more likely to attempt repairs and servicing themselves (like me) ….and might not always have the skills they think they might (not like me....I hope!). So, IMO, avoid the specialist dealers (unless you have cash to burn) and the enthusiasts who have an over inflated view of the price.....probably because they based the price on True Alfa and the likes prices!!….and just look through ebay and autotrader etc and then, if you find one that takes your fancy go and look at it PROPERLY....could be just as good as cars from those other two sources. You cant assume anything about a car until you see it......I'm sure even the specialists have sold the odd wrongun!!
 

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Thanks for the extra input guys, and yes I agree with both sides of the 'argument'.

If money was no object I definitely prefer to buy from a specialist. True Alfa certainly have some lovely looking cars and sound good on their website, including full service, 6 months warranty etc but they charge top prices too. I guess it's the old adage of you get what you pay for.

Unfortunately money is an object, I'd prefer to swop the BMW and not put any (or much extra) towards it. Buying from an enthusiast makes sense as it may well have been loved and well looked after but also they may have done their own work to an unknown standard. I suppose buying any car privately is a bit of a gamble.

I'm reasonably ok looking at cars, but no expert and have a tendency to let my heart rule my head and it is a 2.4 JTDM TI Q-Tronic 159 I'd be looking at!
 
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