Re: to buy a 146 or not
I know two people running 146/1.8 Alfas for about four years now. Both cars have been reliable and as far as I know, have not broken down yet. However, they are both serviced regularly, oil changes, belts etc. The prices you have mentioned are much too high and need coming down by £300 pounds or so, if the car is in good condition. I have driven both and they are lovely cars to drive, typical Alfas. I wouldn't go for the 1.6 though. Perhaps slightly underpowered, although I haven't driven one.