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Does anyone else think it strange that a lot of the posts relate to people that cant deside if the y should or shouldnt buy the Alfa:confused: That they would like to buy.
That sais to me heart Vs head.
Alfa surely is.......if you have to reason.....then go for the Eurobox:eek::eek:
 
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Not really strange. If your spending a big chunk of your savings on your new car or entering a large finical contract it only seems normal ask others if they think it's a good idea / deal or if there is a better alterative.
 
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Far better scenario for people to actually contemplate an Alfa than for it not to be even considered in the purchase process.

Agree with the line of thought it's a significant investment; you do your homework and throw it out the window if you so choose. Personally, absolutely no regrets.

Your money. Your ride. Your decision.
 
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I'd say just buy an Alfa for one reason only. That reason being: "Make sure you have a second car, as well..!":lol:
The one time my 156 properly broke down (as opposed to having stuff that needs fixing sometime whenever) was when we were down to one car.

I've never really looked for approval when buying a car. I do my research as to what goes wrong then buy what I fancy (subject to it being suitable for my needs - hence 156 not GTV).

I ran a MKVI Escort for a while and everyone delighted in telling me just how rubbish they were and how I shouldn't buy it. However, it was dirt cheap to run, had a bigger boot than my sister's MPV and the only time it broke was when the fan switch went. Even then it just sat in traffic gently steaming and got me where I needed to be. In 12 months I did 1 oil change, that fan switch and nowt else. I never even washed it. It's 3 years since I sold it and its new owner occasionally emails me to tell me it's still going strong.

I have no doubt that the people who tols me not to buy it would also tell me not to buy an Alfa but for different reasons. They also told me not to buy a Primera GT because a Mondeo is a better car (which is just tosh) and that Minis were rust buckets that were a pig to fix. With hindsight, they possibly had a point on the last one.
 
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I have owned various fiat, lancia and alfa along the years. None have let me down, yet I still wonder am I just lucky? And every time I change car I question myself and will most like ask someone along the line if they think I should buy it..... the fact that I just ignore any negativity and buy it anyway is another matter :lol:
 

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I have a mate who has to ask me every day what I think of various car choices and he gets another second hand car every few months. I used to give my 2 cents, now I just say "buy it, it'll be gone in 2 months if you don't like it, and it'll be gone in 6 if you liked it and will regret selling shortly after".
 

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There are 2 types of people in this world. 1 buy a car because they love the car the other buy a car as an investment. Most alfisti buy the car because they love the car but some are the other type who have to weigh up the money option. Thats what the forum is here for
 

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It is for this exact reason that I never spend what you might call "decent" money on a car.

That way, it really doesn't matter what you buy. The depreciation's all been done. If it was a cool car when it was new, it's gonna be even cooler now. Some cars get cooler with age.

Either way, if you're not spending a lot of money, the decision is a lot easier. :thumbs:
 

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It is for this exact reason that I never spend what you might call "decent" money on a car.

That way, it really doesn't matter what you buy. The depreciation's all been done. If it was a cool car when it was new, it's gonna be even cooler now. Some cars get cooler with age.

Either way, if you're not spending a lot of money, the decision is a lot easier. :thumbs:
i do like your way of thinking and have employed it to some good effect myself too. in fact, over the past 5 years, i can truly say, ive only spent on the fuel, maintenance and taxation/ insurance of all cars i've bought. the depreciation was already a matter dealt with by previous owners with no net outlay by myself. The Spider may be the only exception, but i've still got it and have't any plans of letting it go ( so, i suppose that's the heart then :))
 

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That way, it really doesn't matter what you buy. The depreciation's all been done. If it was a cool car when it was new, it's gonna be even cooler now. Some cars get cooler with age.
Pretty much my strategy with the GTV!! I lost a LOT on my 156s...
 
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