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156 buying advice please

Hi guys - i am soon to be a second time alfa owner - but your advise would be very welcome.
I used to own a 156 2.0ts selespeed - beautiful to drive - but it had its faults and I had to sell (at a profit though!).
Anyway, me and the mrs are after a second car and although i know the 1.6 is a little under powered, any thoughts would be welcome on the deal i have brokered myself.

I have found a 2001 51 plate 1.6ts in red with 41,000 miles on the clock, but described as "due a service".

Its in excellent condition, apart from a medium sized dint in the driver's door.

No rust, new gear box fitted at 36,000 miles.


When is this car due its "major" service - and is it generally cheaper than the same job on the 156 2.0ts?

Should I be trying to get it cheaper than 1200? (Got them down from 1600 to 1200 before viewing).

I am having to travel 100 miles to take a proper look so any advice and help would be appreciated.

Thankyou very kindly
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Re: 156 buying advice please

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Seems a fair price compared to a 2.0 for example but that is because it's the 1.6 and unwanted by most just because it is the lowest powered. If you really like the car and are not worried about a 1.6, get a reduction for the service and go for it.
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