After 7 years of ownership, with 112,000 miles on the clock, I'd honestly give it 10/10 for reliability. The only time I've broken down was when a power steering hose split, other than that it's just been normal 156 stuff at service intervals/MOT's. Due for an MOT in a couple of weeks so I hope I don't regret this post.
Steering feels nice and light, but lots of body roll, suspension is showing it's age but has been for about 40,000 miles now, an experts opinion is that's how 156's are. So handling 5/10.
Interior just suffers from being hard plastic, otherwise the leather is still in great condition, I think if the cockpit was in current soft touch textiles with up to date dials it would be superb, it's the way it wraps around.
It's pretty under powered especially when loaded, I always felt this even before i got the V6 GT.
It's been a 10/10 car for me, even if it knackered tomorrow, it'd owe me nothing.
GT 3.2 V6 - Q2, KONI FSD & EIBACH PROKIT, GTA REMAP, MICHELLIN PS3's, BMC CDA
159 SW 2.4JTDM TI - ALFATUNED, WIZARD BACK BOXES, KW V3 COILOVERS, NOKIAN WR A3/MICHELLIN PS3, PCA DYNAMICS ALIGNMENT.