Re: 146 1.4TS, upgrade to 156 2.5 V6 - thoughts?
That would be a super move to be honest, but it depends on some major things.
Firstly, the 156's are going very cheap in BuyAndSell, I saw a similar spec 98 V6 car for 6k. The one thing to look out for on 156's, especially the 98/99 models, is the selespeed gearbox issues.
Also, look out for models that may have broken cam-belts, and had a el-cheapo fix done on them.
Now, I am not saying that the car won't be a bad one if this has happened, it may provide you with a lever to reduce the price.
Look at this for a laugh:
"Alfa Romeo 156 1.8. Silver, mint cond, e/w, e/sr, alarm, c/l, clean car
inside & out, first to see will buy, Price: €4,350 Contact: 0872988990."
That's a lot of car for 4.3k!
Here's a 2.5...
"ALFA ROMEO 156 00. 2.5V6, black, black leather, 48k miles, alloys, body kit, gull ring spoiler, alarm, sun roof, e/w, air cond, alloys, CD, €11,950. P "
Insist on a FSH <full-stop>!
In relation to the 146, the 00's are going for anything from 4.6k to 7.7k:
"Alfa Romeo 146 1.4TS '00. Silver, 26k mls, CD, sports model, Price: €7,750 Contact: 087-2977542."
If you haven't done the belts/variator, I would expect to drop about ~1k from the price...
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