Alfa 156 - comments?
I'm seriously considering buying a new 156 (1.6 with a few extras - can't get a higher engine size because of insurance costs etc.)
I've had a few test drives (all great), and have read many forums, car survey guides etc. regarding 156 reliability. There seems to be mixed results - some bad, some good.
One thing I did notice is that many people steer clear of second-hand ones, as you really don't know how they've been driven or how many problems they've had. I reckon with a new one and the 3-year warranty, it's up to me to drive it well, and at least I'm covered by the warranty in case of manufacturing-introduced problems.
Any coments from existing 156 owners? - BTW, I know an ex-156 Selespeed owner who had to threaten legal action due to the number of problems from new - he's had a manual 166 ever since, and has had no problems.
Any comments/advice would be much appreciated...