Should I buy cat C Alfa 156??
Can you help me please?
There's an Alfa 156 2.0 T.Spark for sale locally for £1095. It looks great inside and out, but I've been told there is an intermittant knocking/crunching sound from the rear (presummably something to do with the suspension), which I looked online and appears plausable to have repaired.
I asked whether the timing belts and water pump had been replaced and the fella said they hadn't since he has owned it but he has had the cambelt replaced and the waterpump didn't need replacing. He also told me that he bought the car from a salvage yard and the car was a cat C and he had the wing and suspension leg repaired at a professional body shop. He is getting a new MOT put on the car and has had the VIC check done and has a certificate for this.
I don't know anything about the mechanics of Alfa's, just love the cars! Please can someone tell me if this car sounds ok or a risk?? Should I pay to get the AA to look it over? It's 9 years old, but my kids will go in it, so I need to know it's safe. Such a beautiful car, looks brand new inside and out....help!!!