A couple of months back I bought a 156 'wagon from an Alfa specialist garage, who supposedly has a good reputation. The proprietor is a lovely guy to talk to. He had serviced the car for 10 years. I live many miles away from said garage, but sometimes stay some where about 100 miles from him....so it's not a case of popping back for a chat. I may well be going back to see him because the brake operation isn't as good as it should be, but I want to know about the title subject before I do.
I sometimes use another Alfa specialist that is closer to me....they mentioned the brake issue, & also that the front ant-roll bar bushes were very
worn, - the bar can be moved by hand when the car's up on a ramp. BUT, they said it's not an MOT failure.
I've since been told by someone else that it is.
The way the car drives is acceptable....maybe I would get the bushes done in time....don't know. But if it's going to fail an MOT, then I'm going to be really peed-off, as I'm told it's a 4-hour job to replace them.
My question I'd like opinion on is will an MOT station spot it and are they likely to fail it?
If it's a sure-fire fail, the selling-garage hasn't maintained the car properly, & the Testing Station (same one for years) hasn't tested it properly.
In addition....the Seller repaired the floor using spot-welding, so bodged that, & the MOT tester didn't spot it either.
Potential can of worms.
Knowledgeable advice please.....