Advice sought for 1st foray into Alfa's
Hi, As it says really, time to give up the humdrum bulletproof reliability of Mondeo ownership i "think" & give in to my desires and get an Alfa.
Am toying with the idea of a 156 2.0 Selespeed (though open minded to a 1.8 & the Selespeed generally which comes across as a right donkey of a box??) circa 2000-2001 seems to fit my buget £1500ish from what I've found with below 80k hunting around, (eBay admittedly, some are real pigs, but a genuine "looking" 156 passes through now n then, it seems) I would spend more, but decided to put this aside to allow for the inevitable problems that will ensue.
What I'm asking for is some good, honest, no holds barred advice on 156's running costs, etc as I dont know anyone who has / had an Alfa in recent yrs, I only the "myths" of sh*te reliability bla bla. what to look for, expect, to allow for etc.
My heart is begging my head to "Go on, get one" but my head is saying "You'll regret it!" So I'm not sure which way to go, which is annoying.
Any help you can give will be taken on board & appreciated.
Your's VERY confused, Dan.