without an Alfa
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
I treated myself to an '04 plate 156 JTDM last christmas (only £2,300 to boot). I originally purchased it just for myself to drive to work in and it made my daily commute something I actually looked forward to.
I have since moved jobs and walk to work. I persuaded the mrs to sell her renault scenic and keep the alfa as the family car.
reliability has been perfect so to me it has been a cheap runabout as well as a lot of car for the money.
The only downside is that it is a bit of a squeeze for a family of four and not much room in the boot for all of the baby gubbins necessary on family trips