Ok, I have decided once and for all on the 156. I love the GTV but the 156 has won. I have ruled out the diesel engine (no offence to any diesel drivers, I wouldn't bet against my next car being one), which leaves the 2.0 TS manual or selespeed or the 2.5 V6.
Now comes the problem. I would say my budget is around the £7000 mark (including my part ex) so should I go for:
An older car and use the money to add some fun things from Autodelta
A newer higher spec car in the first place?
I have seen a beautiful red 2.0 selespeed for £6999. 2000 (W reg), 55000 miles with FARSH, Climate control, sunroof (not sure if I want this though), sports pack 3 with rear spoiler.
Can't decide whether to go for the Selespeed. I'm thinking about taking a trip over to Silvercheck to drive a few different 156s. Having said that I've heard much better things about Monzasport so I might be better going there even though they don't have as much stock.
Decisions, decisions. I never have been any good at them.