By Strength and
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Hi, just thought i would add my tuppence to this, I searched for weeks for a 156 sportwagon on gumtree, autotrader and usedcarsni as well as nicarfinder. After viewing a few slightly duff or overpriced cars i narrowed it down to a 2003 pre facelift 2.4jtd veloce for £2350 or a 2004 facelift 1.9jtd both with about 70,000 miles for £3000. After driving both and checking car and history the 03 veloce won. Much better spec full leather, Bose sound system, bodywork and interior immaculate belts changed and serviced, full service history including every fuel receipt ever and original spec booklets and sale receipt with handbook (with owners notes underlined and added also) Got the car for £2100 and think its bargain of the century. I have had a few teething troubles with servicable items needing replaced, brake pads, headlight bulbs, might need a thermostat, and split top intercooler pipe, but i think thats because i've been thrashing it a bit unlike the previous owner. Keep looking there are bargains out there.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.