smaky, i'd personally love to see your advice. You have no idea how appreciated your comments are as i trawl thru the database here and find solutions to problems that commonly crop up on these cars - I can assure u they are invaluable for people like me looking to acquire or who already have a 156/147, let alone current owners with issues.
as to the detractors - not sure exactly what the sitaution is, but f* em. Don't get involved with their bickering and remember, they are far more of us sitting in silence glued to your informative posts, than the one or two who have a big voice and bad attitude, but only when online.
cliff notes: pls post in public to help all us lurkers!!