156 'Teething Trouble'
I've bought a 156 JTS a couple of months ago now and have some problems/observations, perhaps someone can help with some and confirm whether the observations are just 'normal'.
Engine management light, this has come on twice since I've had the car and it was on when I test drove it. following my test drive the dealer rectified the problems which included two lamda sensors and rusty spark plugs, the first time the EM light came back on it was reporting these same problems and when cancelled it stayed out for a month or so, it is currently in the garage over the road being 'read' again so I await to see what the problem is (or isn't) this time. Do EM lights often give this much trouble?
The car I have is the Lusso model with heated seats, now I don't really need them at this time but they don't actually appear to work-is this common?
I don't drive the car all that much, the wife passed her test so that gave me a good excuse to go out and buy the Alfa, I can't be absolutely sure, but I think that when I drove the car at first the temperature gauge was sitting at 90 (the middle of the gauge) and now it barely makes it over 70-is this usual?
Other than that the car is great, nice place to be and I make sure when I park it on the drive I can see it out of the kitchen window as I could sit and look at it all day!! I have to say that it isn't as fast as I think it should be and the ride/handling is a little disappointing-I've got a Mondeo for clocking up the work miles in and frankly the ride/handling of that knocks spots of the Alfa-is this something to do with the Lusso spec-do I need to look into better suspension set-up?