Just a quick intro.
I've just acquired a 156 V6 lusso in very good condition, having recently discovered that going forward, I need cars with at least 4 doors.....the little monkey being due in November.
So, I didn't want to go down the usual MPV route, so my wife and I agreed on a 156 after looking at other alternatives, and now we have our (first) baby, and what a fantastic drive she is to. The car is in a grey/green metallic, and I think its a lusso as it has leather, with 24000 on teh clock on a Y plate, which iw as very pleased with. All good so far.
So after a week of ownership, and being new to Alfas - I have a few questions.
Firstly, is it the norm for the car to touch lthe olarge undertray under the engine on teh ground so very often? It only takes a few bumpy combinations to set the car into a ground scraping frenzy. Having looked underneath i can see that the "skid plate" for want of a better phrase, is about 100mm from the ground, but the problem seems to be contributed to by what I would consider to be slightly underdamped suspension (I have an E30 M3 which is as low, but has never touched down), which allows the car a little too much travel, particularly over a combination of ripples or bumps. Any ideas, experiences etc on this, and solutions would be appreciated. Stiffer dampers would be my first thought, but I do not want to ruin the ride too much. Otherwsie, she is a keeper for sure, and I haven't enjoyed driving a "new" car this much in ages. Fabulous.