Advice on a possible purchase - new to Alfa
I've just come from a Rover 75 v6 (185000 miles so don't knock it!) and am looking for a new car.
I've stumbled across something I would never have considered before - a 1998 156 v6, 81000 miles with plenty of mot/tax to clear at a dealer. To be honest I was impressed with the build quality! No history but it has the look of a cared for car actually, good tyres evenly worn, all levels correct with clearly recent oil change and nothing really hanging off. Started instantly from cold, warmed up to steady temperature, clutch/gearbox feel fine. The engine sounded delicious!
Problems? Er yes. A tired sounding starter motor, and the big one - an injector light on the dashboard. The idle at times was a little unsteady and the engine sometimes hesitates when the gas is pressed.
I do my own repairs/servicing where poss, it's the only way I can run a car! I think £500 would buy it.
Any thoughts on what the problem could be, and is it worth a shout or should I run a mile?