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Offline Alfaz

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Which used 695 should I buy?
« on: December 07, 2020, 05:59:22 pm »
Hi, I'm currently a proud owner of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 MA and since it's now done nearly 80000 miles I am looking to replace it.

I have a budget of upto £20k and want to purchase a used 695 as I believe they will hold their value better than the 595.  The problem is I don't know which one to go for!  There is a reasonable amount of choice as I could get a 2017 XSR for around £15k, 2018 Rivale for around £18k or a  2015 Biposto for £20k.

My first choice at the moment is the XSR, as I love the styling, but I'm not sure whether I want a lower powered 695.  It would leave some spare cash for carbon fibre upgrades and maybe a remap, but I don't think it will hold its value as well as the other editions.

The Rivale I am a bit undecided on its styling, one half of me loves it but the other tells me it's a bit too old fashioned with the wooden trim.  However, being the newest of the three it is likely to cost less in servicing and maintenance, as well as being quite a nice middle ground on power, with 185 horses on offer.

I love the idea of owning a Biposto, but I think I would regret it.  Even though I am only planning to do around 5000 miles a year in it, I am conscious they will be very bone shaking miles and I don't really need a track focused car.

Owners of these cars please respond, I would appreciate everyones advice.  I really am torn between all three!

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    Offline 695C

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    Re: Which used 695 should I buy?
    « Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 09:32:56 pm »
    I don't think the XSR or Rivale will hold their value much better than a right spec'ed 595.

    If you want it to hold it's value go for the Biposto, the Tributo Ferrari or the Edizione Maserati. Personally, I think the Edizione Maserati is the most interesting in the long run, as it is very limited and not a boy racer. Make sure to get all bags, car cover etc. with the car.

    Offline Alfaz

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    Re: Which used 695 should I buy?
    « Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 03:58:46 pm »
    Thanks  :thumb:

    Would love to get either the Tributo Ferrari or Edizione Maserati as I am a huge fan of both brands, however I do not have the funds unfortunately.  Despite the fact there isn't any for sale in the UK at the moment anyway!

    Appreciate your response though.

    Offline Fast Eddie

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    Re: Which used 695 should I buy?
    « Reply #3 on: December 18, 2020, 08:27:58 pm »
    Hi, what about an esseesse ?? pretty much  full spec 595 with lsd, 180bhp and an akrapovic exhaust, should be able to get a next to new one for under 20k.