Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: I would rather not say
My new (to me) 156 Sportswagon
I picked up my 2001 (Y) 1.8 TS Sportswagon yesterday, it is my first 156 and latest Alfa after a 146Ti and 1983 Spider. So far, so good I am very happy with it. I do have some questions though; I have only 1 key, according to the handbook there should be 3 1 for the alarm and 1 which I could not quite see what the difference was. I have the larger of the keys with the rounded fob. With the 146 I had a brown 'master' key and 2 bright red 'everyday' keys. The 156 log book seems to say that instead of a master key there is a code card but that this is not supplied with the car in the UK for insurance reasons. Is this correct? The next thing is that someone has replaced the stereo with an aftermarket head unit which would look good in a Saxo but not an Alfa, is there anyone who has an orginal head unit? lastly the main instruments and 3 auxilliary instruments have black faces with orange markings and are illuminiated orange but the heat controls are illuminated green, again is this correct?