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What to look out for buying a 156 for the first time

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I'm going out to look at a 156 but dont know what to look for. I have a 155 but need some advice here. I have attached a link to the car I'm going to look at so any feedback would be very much appreciated

For Sale: ALFA ROMEO 01 156 T.SPARK SPORTIVO 1.6. Price: €2,900 - DoneDeal.ie

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Looks like a tidy enough sport pack model. Should handle well with the 1.6.
I'd be looking for service history (regular oil changes etc). I'd also check if the cambelt has been changes as this should be done at 36k.
Leave some budget for some suspension work also - the suspension on my car was knackered at 65k miles. Probably the weakest part of the 156. If you know someone with a ramp get them to put it up and have a look underneath.
Looks like it doesn't have a sunroof, which is a thing I'd recommend avoiding in the damp Irish weather!

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