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156 v6 Q-system

i'm just about to purchase one of these beasts, any things to look out for?

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I have to ask: Do you really need the auto? Reason I ask is that the difference between 166 auto (4 speed) and 166 manual (6 speed) is huge. Both in terms of performance, and fuel economy.

Great car whichever you choose, but I would have to say have a good drive of both before deciding.

With regard to 156 specific things to look for, have a search within this lounge - many things have been answered before.

Good luck with your search,

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and a V6 auto alfa to boot!!

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maual for sure the q sys is a second slower and more conmsumption,,,
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jamie and the magic torch:
<strong>surely a selespeed is as good as an automatic ?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Have to agree Jamie, the Q system auto blunts the performance of the V6 down to near the level of a 2.0 Twin Spark but unfortunatly you still pay the high insurance and massive fuel bills.

If you can only drive an Auto try a selespeed. The Q sytem is an old 4 speeder auto, even the likes of Ford fit 5 speed auto's with the premium brands now fitting six speeders. The Q system is probably the weekest link in the 156 range.

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Maybe he is buying second hand.
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thanks for the reply guys.

I've seen a really nice v6 q-system and was smitten after I drove it, i've also driven the manual 6 speed but foudn it revved really high in first gear which kind of spoilt the drive.

I'll test drive another manual this weekend, maybe the one i drove was not a good example.

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