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#1 PaulW

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:21 am

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So before I present this as a "need" to the current Mrs W could someone point out if I am making a mistake, I think I might have fallen in love with it!!!

 

It is recorded as a category S but has been repaired properly, and as a result its £10k under what others are selling for. 

 

So before my heart wins what am I missing!!


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#2 milanored

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:27 am

Maybe better to hold of telling the good lady as I am sure she too will fall in love with it and beg you to purchase it straight away

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:40 am

I cant click on the link for some odd reason. Keen to see what it is.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:15 pm

I cant click on the link for some odd reason. Keen to see what it is.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:17 pm

And just in case, the lust shot;

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:27 pm

Just do it  :D


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:30 pm

Very nice. Any idea of the extent of damage and why it was Cat S?

I wouldn't tell the mrs it was Cat S lol

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:03 pm

Depends if she like cats or not.....


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:56 pm

Depends if she like cats or not.....

She hates cats :lol:


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:12 pm

I don't know why, particularly as I used to like Alfa saloons, but these just don't raise my pulse. They're newer, they perform extremely well, but like a lot of more modern cars they seem less characterful and more one-dimensional.

You'll just end up with an expensive Alfa, that again might have been finished on a Friday, and it doesn't categorically say the replacement parts were fitted were fitted by a main dealer, just sourced from one. It could have been repaired by Wesley Pegden in his shed . . .

And would you buy a car like that from a Yorkshireman?
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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:56 pm

Do it mate. I understand "Cat S" means a cat has scratched it?

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:34 pm

And just in case, the lust shot;

 

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Ooh, look a Ferrari California engine with 2 cylinders lopped off. There is a guy who lives near me that has one of these and I have to say that it does sound very nice :wub:

 

I actually toyed with one myself before I came back to the idea of owning a GTR.

 

There is naturally an increased risk buying a Cat S but hence the price drop, and that's a quite considerable drop!


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:45 pm

Doesn't it mean it has had a cat s--t in it.  That, of course, means it should be completely written off, because on the basis on the basis of the Cat S in our garden only someone without working olfactory organs will be able to use it.

 

I can think of three alternatives, two of a similar ilk and one of a similar price at the moment.

 

Of the same ilk, I might have considered one of the larger BMW Gran Coupes.  The only problems are: making sure you buy one when they've stopped depreciating like a stone, which is a tricky one; the usual modern day BMW malaises, which are too numerous to list here; and, from a personal point of view, a near neighbour has a liking of large Munich saloons, and I wouldn't wish to emulate him.  They are obviously quite nice to drive still though, mostly . . .

 

Secondly, what about a GT-R?  Obviously a bit more common on here, but in the general world less so.  And, if you happen to get into conversation with someone about what car you drive - not something I encourage, but it could happen - with a GT-R you only need say three letters, whereas with the Alfa it takes five minutes to reel off the name and life is too short for that.

 

Finally, and far more appealing than anything else, if perhaps not quite as useable day-to-day - I definitely wouldn't, but that doesn't make it any less desirable (and they also have four seats) - would be a Mark IV Supra.  UK-spec manual versions seem to be settling at that kind of price this year.  Not that I've been looking . . .


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:34 pm

Sorry Elizabeth, I like you more than I like Paul, but I like that car, so DO IT Paul :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:24 pm

Yes to the car, no to a cat s whatever the saving.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:29 am

Guy at work has a Ti (model below) - it looks amazing.  It has the usual Alfa Sensor issues.  but apart from that, its a great car.  Cheapest way to get a Ferrari derived Engine and very rare.


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:06 pm

I would also factor in future depreciation and how much you would get back if you ever sold it. That's unless you are planning to keep it forever!

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