bought an 02 156 Veloce. 1.6 in August 07
it had 56k on the clock with a cambelt change and now has 90something miles [ currently for total respray after accident
] cambelt changed in the specified parameters [88k]
i do 650 miles from monday-friday + extra at the weekends
30% city drive 70% motorway
it consumes the same as my mothers Opel Astra G 1.6 Automatic
i changed 2 front arms, 2 trailing arms and a thermostat.
no odd tyre wear.
i had a problem with a window regulator mechanism. fixed for 30ukp
i broke my ashtray
i changed the battery
having own the alfa for 20 months i experienced 1 Check engine indication which went off when i switched off the car. Nothing else.
No MAF, no lambda sensor errors on the Scanner, no nothing.
there is a strange noise for the clutch though maybe its time for a replacement.
It needs a bit of oil something like 1.5L every 3000 miles.
I check the oil every 3-4 days.
I rev the **** out of it.
And i like it.
I love it.