156 jtd facelift
Hi, Iv just put up my 'hello' post. Im looking to buy a facelifted 1.9 jtdm 156. I was just wondering if any of the reliability problems with the 156 are sorted after the facelift, ie the suspension problems, the bad water pump etc. I assumed that the alfas bad reputation for reliability was just people taking things too far and hype and media, i owned a renault megane which had a really bad reputation and it was fine to own for over a year. Howver after reading thru this forum it seems that it does cost a lot to maintain a decent 156, and Im only a student with a part time job at the moment so its not a case of "a bmw would cost more to buy so it levels out" because i cant afford a beemer anyway. My budget would bairly stretch to get a good 156, and i really want one, but if anything major was to go rong with it soon after i baught it it would be stuck on my driveway for months while my part time wages came in! Basically what i want to know is, are the facelifted 04ish 156s more reliable than the older ones or do they still have the same issues? Its looking like i may have to wait tull im older when i have a proper wage untill i can get a good old alfa! pretty gutted!