+1Mr. Evermore, At the risk of being blunt it's not a weekend cruiser. We don't know it's safe to drive (someone saw the tires are twenty years old, right?) and most likely hasn't been driven much at all in the last couple of decades. I've had a lot of Alfas and I have to disagree that when you fix the rear spring the car will still be somewhat level. It won't. It's bent. If you are honest and sell it for what it's worth you are going to take a bath on the car. If you want to do what BHCC did to you that is of course up to you and your conscience but hopefully you won't. I guess I missed the part about it being reinforced but reinforcing a bent car just ain't right.
You should insist any potential buyer get a PPI or include this link and sell it for what's it's really worth or keep it as a parts car. The moral of this story is DON'T BUY A CAR FROM SOMEONE WHO WON'T LET YOU DO A PPI! Good luck and I sincerely mean that.
I would feel for him more if he were making a more honest effort to sell the car, and not trying to saddle someone else with the problems he found at a higher price than he himself paid. Like I said, I actually went to look at this car before I knew about this thread, and I feel he was less than honest in his Craigslist ad or in his verbal statements. That is not cool.I feel for Evermore. I hope it works out and we have another Alfisti to wave at when on our drives
- Asking price is never the actual selling price on craigslist. I have bought and sold about 20 vehicles on cl (the last one on Monday actually) and that has held true very single time. I obviously know what the lowest price (and how much of a loss) I am willing to take but I obviously don't divulge that ahead of time. Kind of silly I have to point this out at all.I would feel for him more if he were making a more honest effort to sell the car, and not trying to saddle someone else with the problems he found at a higher price than he himself paid. Like I said, I actually went to look at this car before I knew about this thread, and I feel he was less than honest in his Craigslist ad or in his verbal statements. That is not cool.
On the other hand, there's now a documented paper trail on the known issues with this car.
oh no, Tom isn't connected with BHCC at all. He's a local Alfa expert and does restorations. He was mentioned to me by multiple people on Alfabb. His assessment was obviously based having replaced the spring.I'm rather astonished you would take anything Tom Sahines (I'm assuming that's BHCC) says as accurate. His fiduciary responsibility isn't to you, it's to himself. He has every reason to say that, if he doesn't you can take him to small claims court. You probably should anyway. Print out this thread, show it to the judge and you stand a good chance of getting a judgement. Whether you ever collect is a different matter. Anyone that sells a car with a broken spring and says it's safe to drive should be president. I wonder if BHCC has a facebook page?