156 2.0ltr Lusso
I need some advice.
We have a 2001 156 2.0ltr lusso, it has covered 113,000miles. However recently the engine failed, the mechanic has told us that the main bearing has failed and that we now need a new engine. They have quoted £1500, as the car has a book value of about £900 we have to decide what we really want to do with it.
Firstly, is a new engine the only option?
Secondly, if the diagnosis is correct and indeed we need a new engine is that price reasonable?
Finally, I am not sure i would trust this mechanic to swap an engine on any car, so is there an Alfa Romeo Specialist in the Birmingham area that people would recommend?