How to choose the right used Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Montreal?

Three quarter front view of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio on a road

Luxury SUVs are very popular these days, and for anyone searching for one, it's also worth noting that there are many low-mileage used models available for sale at great prices nearby.

If buying a new luxury SUV is out of your price range, you may want to take a look at one of the many luxury used SUVs available, such as a used Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

At Des Sources Alfa Romeo, your local Alfa Romeo dealer, located near the communities of West-Island, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (DDO) and Montreal, we have a vast inventory of pre-owned Alfa Romeo Stelvio for sale, including the higher end model in this range, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

The Quadrifoglio - which features a stronger engine and higher horsepower, unique Italian-racecar inspired exterior touches such as Alfa Romeo SUV badging - also comes in range of high intensity colours.

History of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Following the lead of its European headquarters, Alfa Romeo launched this sporty SUV in 2016 in the United States, and Alfa Romeo Canada quickly followed suit.

Since that time, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the best-selling Alfa Romeo model in North America, from this car manufacturer.

close up top down view of the grille on the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Used Alfa Romeo Stelvio or Stelvio Quadrifoglio?

front view of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio on a city street

If the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has caught your eye, and you are curious whether a used Alfa Romeo Stelvio might be the perfect vehicle for you, then here are some questions to consider.

One of the first, you might be wondering whether to choose from a pre-owned Alfa Romeo Stelvio or a Stelvio Quadrifoglio?

The answer depends on factors such as your budget, your driving preferences, and, of course, your personal taste.

A used Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be perfect for your daily commutes and if you have a lower budget. However, if you want an SUV even more luxurious with a powerful engine, a pre-owned Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the way to go.

Steps to choose the right used vehicle:

If you are looking at a used Alfa Romeo Stelvio for sale, there are a number of issues you should consider before making your choice.

Below, we outline a few questions you should get answered before moving forward with your purchase.

  • Define a Budget - One major factor in buying a used vehicle is knowing your maximum vehicle budget. Can you buy with cash or do you need to look into financing (generally offered by most dealerships), and other costs such as taxes, licensing, insurance and future vehicle maintenance.
  • Mileage - You may want to choose a used Alfa Romeo SUV with low kilometres. However, the same vehicle with a higher odometer count doesn't mean it's not a good choice if the car has been properly cared for and does not require any additionnal repairs.
  • Research - Read up on the used model years you are interested in on popular used car review websites. Maybe you'd like a 2020 model over a 2019 model, due to design changes or upgrades.
partial rear and front section of two 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio parked in front of a store

Where should you buy your used Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

If you have decided to buy a pre-owned Alfa Romeo Stelvio, then the next step is to decide where to buy it.

Online ads and sales websites are popular, but how do you know they are telling the truth?

One of the best places to choose to buy a used vehicle is at a dealership.

At Des Sources Alfa Romeo, you can be assured that your used Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been fully inspected and tested before being offered for sale. Other assurances you receive by buying from the dealership include:

  • Your pre-owned Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be an Alfa Romeo Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, meaning it has passed a specific and detailed checklist before being offered for sale.
  • Ability to see the vehicle in person. If you see a used Stelvio at our dealership, then call us to make an appointment to come in and test drive it. Our team is happy to let you take as much time as you need to look over your potential future purchase.
  • Financing - If you buy from a dealership, then you can arrange financing quickly and simply through the dealership financing team, after helping calculate your financing needs.
close up view of the wheel rim on a 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Don't Forget! Insurance, License Plates!

A few last-minute tips if you have decided on buying a used Alfa Romeo Stelvio is to call your car insurance company and find out what your new insurance rate might be on your new car. And, of course, make sure to let the dealership know if you need a new set of license plates, or are using the ones from your last car.

So, although there are number of steps to take when thinking of buying a used vehicle, our team at Des Sources Alfa Romeo in DDO is always happy to answer your questions. We'll guide you through the process, if a used Alfa Romeo Stelvio is at the top of your choice list.

Come visit us in the West-Island, near Downtown Montreal.

three quarter rear view of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio