My wife finally got me to buy a used 156 after many years of nagging lol.
So i went out last week and bought a 2002 1.8ts with full mot and 3 months warrenty on engine and gearbox and a full service.
Not sure about the model spec as it was advertised as a lusso but insurence says veloce and after lots of searching im still none the wiser.
Anyhoo on the way home from the garage i noticed the gears were not right and it was crunching from 2nd to 3rd so arranged for it to go back to be looked this week.
during the the week it has been leaking oil from the sump plug and when i jacked it up noticed the plug was broken
Then the central locking stopped working so off to the shop for some new batteries which didnt help and after just fiddling it started working again.
It was advertised with an alarm but i couldnt get this to work at all.
When the wife took it to the garage for the work to be done the locking stopped again so she told them how unhappy she was
Now it is sorted with a replacement gearbox,new sump plug and they apparently reset the locking and keys,not sure why but they disconnected the car battery so maybe thats all they did to solve the problem.
Was told the car does not have an alarm so im a bit miffed
but and this is the funny thing im not bothered as ive fallen for this car and im affraid i think im hooked, what a beauty,drives fantastic and looks great.
So touch wood i'll have a few good miles in her before she lets me down as i dont want to go back to a mondeo