I thought you were leaning toward getting her a Lexus?
Well, she really loves the Stelvio, but I think she thinks that is off the table, so she's been looking at Mercedes GLCs. She really likes the red and white stelvios with red interior, and Apple Car Play is a requirement. So, it may seem like there would be a ton of choices for 2018-19 stelvios, when you narrow them down to white or red with red interior, sunroof, apple car play, decent miles, it quickly turns into a Unicorn. If I open things up to red exterior/black interior, there are but a few more cars. I am thinking I could offset the black interior with a bright red, quilted pattern floor mat.How much input/ choice does your daughter have on the decision?
I inquired about their car but they are several $ thousand above market for the one I was asking about. Did they negotiate with you on the price at all? I'm good with an extra grand or two to get the right car, but not $4-5K.Hi, Bought my black one with the red stripe from the same dealer (am local) its too boy-racer for me but i'm a grown-ass-man. Have not taken the stripe off but plan to, however I must say its growing on me. If you are looking seriously at that particular car from Flemings i can say it was a really good experience. They know Stelvios and have sold maybe a half a dozen Gulias and stelvios from there and know another buyer of the white one (also with a stripe, black).
FYI all my law enforcement buddies are saying i'm asking to get pulled over.
PM me if you want more insight into the dealer or the car. I've seen that car in person and can attest to it thats its in great shape. they are good about getting most of the recalls and updates in place. View attachment 21579
I've got to stick to $30K or under. That's what we spent on my son's college car. That means anything above an 18, or possibly 19, is out of the picture.
I would hope that a 20,000-30,000 mile car would still be reliable for a good bit yet. I have discussed the car at length with an alfa service manager. He said the vast majority of problems were early software issues with the 18s, and those have been addressed long-since. He did say that there was a recall for an O-ring issue that has also been addressed. Other than that, he said the cars have been rock-solid.That being the case, IMHO,you might be foolish to buy a used AR. You just cant expect it to be reliable.especially if your daughter is away at school. Perhaps a lease with a buy out at the end would work?