Back in the V6 club
- 156 GTA.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: United Kingdom
I have had a couple of these - now I have a 2003 model, and I think I'll keep this for a while! I have had a few 147s, the missus still has one now. I also had a 166 3.0 Super! That was comfort! But my 156 just makes me smile, and I don't care about the cost of fuel. If I did, I wouldn't have one!
But the way it starts in the morning, the revs sitting at around 800rpm, the way it gently rolls out of my drive, and after 5 minutes of motoring and the engine warming up, happy days.
I live in Edinburgh, and the best journey I make is to my parents' in Yorkshire. The only problem being that it is not long enough! Okay, there is a crappy 120 miles of M74/M6...but at either end is the A702 and then the glorious A65. If you get a good run on these, then that is where the car is in its own...just totally superb. Then, once I arrive, we are getting out and walking into the house, you have to glance back and almost just say "THANKS FOR THAT PLEASURE". I don't know why, or maybe I do!!!