We've had our first Alfa (GT Blackline JTS) for 2 years now and has been superb so the obvious choice when changing our 2nd car was to get another Alfa.
Needs to be fairly practical to carry my Drum kit and dogs (the GT is far too nice for that!!!) but must have that Alfa feel and character..........................enter 156 V6 Sportwagon!
What a fantastic machine. Just picked it up and can't believe what a bargain I found.
I set a budget of £3k and assumed I'd end up with a Diesel Mondeo or Laguna! Instead I now have a top spec 2.5l (no way I'm buying a diesel Alfa!!!) '03 156 Veloce in Silver with Red leather, 31k miles, fully stamped book, new Tax and MOT, faultless bodywork and all the toys including Q-System Auto, Bose, sunroof, Xenon, etc.... it's also my first auto and it seems like a really good system.
All this plus change out of the budget.
Just thought I'd share and let you know what excellent value these cars are if you can find a nice one and running costs seem quite reasonable - tax is only £210 per year and managing 32 mpg so far (same as the GT).
Very happy Double-Alfa chappy!