On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: should i sell my 156 & get a 145???
The 145 may seem like a step back, but they are still very good in their own right. As an old school, seat of the pants car with a go kart like drive the 156(Or 147) doesn't come close.
On a twisty road I think the 145 would be a lot more fun than my 156, even if it wasn't actually any quicker.
Have a drive in one, and once you get used to the cheaper interior and driving position you will love it.
The minus points are that the 145 lacks a bit of refinement, mostly due to the shorter gearing.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.