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Looking to buy 147 or 156

Hi all,

A friend of mine is looking to join the Alfa family and is in the market for a 147 or 156 shortly.

Budget is probably around 2,000.

He is probably looking at 2.0 turbo or maybe V6 if they do one in budget, something with a bit of grunt. Are there any particular models to look out for or avoid, any known issues to look out for or anything else we should know.

Obviously for budget it will be a slightly older model but looking around there seems to be some really good examples to be had for this money.

If anyone can point us in the right direction, and give advice to help us to buy a good one, I would be very grateful.

Many thanks.
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Diesels are 4 cylinder 1.9 or 5 cylinder 2.4. V6 will be the older 2.5 or the 3.2 in the GTA. The V6's are going to get cheaper as unleaded fuel and road tax rises make them less attractive especially if you do higher mileage.
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Hi, get a cheap 2.0L T.Spark (This has no turbo) and get cambelt & Balance belt with tensioners done straight away, then you're sorted (the 2.0L T.Spark engines has 2 counter balance shafts that run front & back of engine)

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He could always get a 2.0 TwinSpark and strap a turbo to it V6 power with 2.0L economy.
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