Okay guys .... we're half thinking of updating the mazda which is a bucket of bolts and become a 2 Alfa family
I'll be looking for something around 2004-2005.
So firstly I've seen a nice cheap Lusso 1.8L petrol low milage and new cambelts etc in perfect nick from a garage.
However we currently drive a 99 2.0L TS Petrol which we both love but is too thirsty for my other half to take to work on a regular basis as she has to do a lot of urban crawl in the evenings. OF course the '99 is probably using more petrol than it should at this stage so would a newer model do better?
However, I'm of the opinion that a 1.8 is no better mpg wise than a 2L so should we go for a Diesel and if so what model and what should I be looking out for.
If anybody has any mpg comparisons from the 156 range it would love to here for you.
Also any spec levels I should be looking out for. (What's the main differences between Veloce, Lusso, Sport, Turismo etc)
Lastly seats .... are Leather seats by and far superior than fabric or are the fabric seats in 156's of as high a standard (i.e. do they retain there support in later years. Ours currently has Leather and even at 10years old still so comfortable.
Your input is appreciated.
Will be away drinking whiskey for the week-end
so won't be back till Monday but eager to read all your comments.
Thanks in advance