I've just been to test drive this Spider twin spark.
alfa spider twin spark in Randburg | Cars | Gumtree South Africa
I've never owned the TS only a V6 so I was wondering about a few small niggles this car has.
The gear lever is quite floppy but selects gears well, would a new set of bushes sort this problem out?? It struggled to start...partly due to the semi-flat battery but once sort of warm she ran well and pulled reasonably well for a 2litre car(compared to the V6 and JTDm it feels very lacking in low down torque) No warning lights came up and the owner claims to have had the inlet manifold replaced recently, any thoughts? She didn't smoke when I blipped the throttle on the test drive.
Body work was decent, a few chips and scratches but nothing major...owner had the front bumper resprayed but it was missing a piece of black plastic trim...not the end of the world to replace. IMHO it needs to following:
2 new tyres (front)
new plastic rear window
new gear selector bushes
a good clean and tidy
repair of the remote for the central locking.
new engine under tray (missing)
He has the master key and recently replaced the cambelt. The car looked reasonably clean and tidy underneath. I offered him R50k cash which he seemed willing to accept. Is it worth it?