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Long time no post. I've been clawing my way to retirement, and my very lovely G has given me no worries at all for three years. Now with a lump sum about to arrive and a Giulia itch to scratch, I'm looking to sell.
She's 2014, been with me since 2017, has done 71.5k, and is original body style but face-lift interior (so with Uconnect sat nav, not the pop up). Bose makes the sound very good indeed, and the panoramic sunroof is a real pleasure (I've had it adjusted it so it's not so damn noisy). Serviced twice as often as the schedule requires at AlfaWorkshop to make sure that all important oil is fresh for the multiair unit, which has had it's microfilter changed twice in my ownership. Shod in Michelins, and with the Alfa fancy petrol and oil caps added as a bit of fun. If you don't know the 1.4 multiair 170bhp, we're talking an engine that will put you to 60mph in 7 and a bit seconds in dynamic DNA, and do better than 60mpg at cruise control 56mph on the motorway in natural. It's remarkable - and at road tax time, you will grin as you shell out a mere 30 of your pounds to gov.uk. But then you're G enthusiasts, so you know that! Honestly, it's the best car I've ever had.
But a Giulia is calling. I'm looking for £8.5k (Reduced - see later post), but to a fellow enthusiast, if you're prepared to put down a deposit and wait a few weeks while I get my Giulia sorted, there's a deal to be done.
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Mind was never that fast to 60!

I did get £4K trade in for it in 2016 when it was that age with lower spec and 64,000 miles.
 

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Well, here's one the same age, without Bose or the sunroof. Lower mileage, but would you rather have an Alfa that's been sat about doing short runs that don't warm it through, or one that's been driven daily, done some long trips and been serviced well beyond specification?
And I did say there's a deal to be done...
 

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Mine did a 28 mile each way commute five days a week in a good mix of A roads and Motorway, perfectly warmed through etc on every journey and £4000 was the going rate. Once a car goes from 5 yrs and 364 days registered to 6 years it drops by a few percent. Your car looks like a nice example so good luck with the sale.
 

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Mine did a 28 mile each way commute five days a week in a good mix of A roads and Motorway, perfectly warmed through etc on every journey and £4000 was the going rate. Once a car goes from 5 yrs and 364 days registered to 6 years it drops by a few percent. Your car looks like a nice example so good luck with the sale.
Thanks, cue2 - appreciated. I've owned many over the years, and I've found that Alfas can't be valued in the same way as more mass market cars. Poorly specified and/or poorly maintained Alfas are worth very little indeed, but well maintained and well specified cars hold their value better than Fords etc. in a private sale - though not as a trade in, I know. In the end, a car's worth what someone's willing to pay, so we'll see what offers (if any) come in.
 

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I am completely blown away by the pricing you guys are asking for.
Are you sure the red car posted in the thread is 8500 GBP? It looks in awesome shape, well equipped and mileage is completely within reason.
Here in IL, I would expect such car to be sold in around 19500 GBP, which is more than twice the price.
You guys are lucky!
 

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I am completely blown away by the pricing you guys are asking for.
Are you sure the red car posted in the thread is 8500 GBP? It looks in awesome shape, well equipped and mileage is completely within reason.
Here in IL, I would expect such car to be sold in around 19500 GBP, which is more than twice the price.
You guys are lucky!
Thanks, Shay - just goes to show how the value of a car is determined by supply and demand - plus taxes where you are, I guess.
Just to add to the picture, here's an identical car to mine...but with no TCT, and no sunroof, and no Bose...so I'm not a million miles away in terms of asking price.
Remember, if you're interested in buying, I'm up for an offer - I have now found a Giulia I want to buy!
 

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I am completely blown away by the pricing you guys are asking for.
Are you sure the red car posted in the thread is 8500 GBP? It looks in awesome shape, well equipped and mileage is completely within reason.
Here in IL, I would expect such car to be sold in around 19500 GBP, which is more than twice the price.
You guys are lucky!
Not a case of luck really. Just a population of around 70 million with a large car market (many families have more than one car), plus heavy depreciation partly due to supply/demand but also general deterioration due to a wet climate/bad roads.

The OP is asking £8.5k and he may get it and he might not. Whatever he gets in a private deal it's going to be substantially more than any trade in with the dealer. The OP needs to remember that and be realistic.
 

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Exactly right, Spider. Having found a Giulia I'd like to buy, I'm even more inclined to be realistic, and I was already inviting offers!
 

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Exactly right, Spider. Having found a Giulia I'd like to buy, I'm even more inclined to be realistic, and I was already inviting offers!
Does look good in the photos. How do you find the TCT? Our MA 150 Speciale is manual but has a really smooth gearbox. I suppose I should try the automatic sometime.
 

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Does look good in the photos. How do you find the TCT? Our MA 150 Speciale is manual but has a really smooth gearbox. I suppose I should try the automatic sometime.
I wouldn't be without the TCT now. So much easier in traffic, and on the open road you can drive it as a manual. It's a nice bonus that when combined with the MA on the G it takes the road tax down to £30. I love that!
By the by, having committed the fatal error of looking, I really do want to buy that Giulia, so I'm going to list the Sportiva on Autotrader tomorrow. Although it's only 6 months out from a service, it is approaching the 72k belt change point. Given that and the feedback from you gentlemen, I'm going to list it for £7.5k. The first one of you fellow enthusiasts that gives me a deposit on a sale at £7k on a no chiselling basis will have themselves a lot of car for their money!
 

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I wouldn't be without the TCT now. So much easier in traffic, and on the open road you can drive it as a manual. It's a nice bonus that when combined with the MA on the G it takes the road tax down to £30. I love that!
By the by, having committed the fatal error of looking, I really do want to buy that Giulia, so I'm going to list the Sportiva on Autotrader tomorrow. Although it's only 6 months out from a service, it is approaching the 72k belt change point. Given that and the feedback from you gentlemen, I'm going to list it for £7.5k. The first one of you fellow enthusiasts that gives me a deposit on a sale at £7k on a no chiselling basis will have themselves a lot of car for their money!
I was looking at the revised service schedule from 2014 (presumably your G falls into that). The cambelt change interval suggests 72,000 miles service or 6 years whichever occurs first. I think some like to change it before then, just to be safe. I think your price sounds about right, don't think you'll have any problems selling.

I was also looking at a selection of Giulia Veloces/Lusso TI/Super (to be renamed Sprint) at the dealer today. They all look ridiculously attractive and would have driven away in all of them!
 

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I was looking at the revised service schedule from 2014 (presumably your G falls into that). The cambelt change interval suggests 72,000 miles service or 6 years whichever occurs first. I think some like to change it before then, just to be safe. I think your price sounds about right, don't think you'll have any problems selling.

I was also looking at a selection of Giulia Veloces/Lusso TI/Super (to be renamed Sprint) at the dealer today. They all look ridiculously attractive and would have driven away in all of them!
The Giulia is a fine looking car, and the 2l version of the MA engine is lovely. I have to say I wouldn't buy one new as the first couple of years are very hard on your capital, but there are a number of cars with a good chunk of Alfa guarantee on them and in on point spec that could form a collection on my drive, too. I do have a "Highlander" rule on my Alfas, though - there can be only one. So, next job today is to get my Giulietta on Autotrader, and try to stop looking at Giulia porn.
 
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