Need some advice on 156 vs 147
Been lurking for a bit on the forums but the Alfa illness has got to me and I cannot resist....
My current daily driver (Mk 3 Glf Gti 16v) looks like it is going to be written off post someone hitting me at a junction! So having done teutonic efficiency I am now looking for some Italian passion but on the cheapish and need some advice from fellow sufferers.
I will have up to £2k to spend and am torn between a 156 and 147 and could do with some pointers. (not buying guide as have read up on those). Currently I commute 11 miles on a mix of A and B roads but in 6 months will be changing job location and commuting 150 miles on a Mon and Fri almost all on M'ways. So I am concerned about comfort, handling, economy and style. No I am not getting a GTA or a V6!! yes I know they would be great but just no.......(using valuable willpower to resist)...but.....NO. Has to move mini-me's x2 who are 5 and 8 occassionally.
156 - Either 1.8 or 2.0, much prefer the remodelled interior but not the facelift front.
147 - Either engine, smaller car so less space, newer design, better built???
Looks - keeps changing, some days prefer 156, some days 147
So need some advice on which would be the better Alfa to jump into???