bought my alfa in 2007 , 98 .. loved the 156 when it first came out , loved the sleek looks and being an alfa it refreshed my love for alfas , having owned a 79 gtv a 84 sprint with green carpets haha (still have dreams of that car as it was stolen ) and finally an alfasud . thought id never get another alfa after my youthful experience with them , was buying a new tv when i seen a silver 156 v6for sale sticker in window , whilst walking around shop , tvs became secondary as the overwhelming love of alfas surrounded me , i was helpless when the guy selling the tv was the guy selling the 156 . bought it soon after a test drive and a grand off asking price as down pipe needed replaced . drove home elated and in love .
great engine , quite refined , thirsty yes , but strangely do not grudge putting fuel in her , spent alot of cash on her , cambelt etc , and usual replacement parts and sometimes unusual parts , but that the alfa for you ,still got her and i still spend on her even the thought of a newer alfa is abhorrent due to loyalty and investment .in my opinion one of the best engines ever . very addictive car , hopefully one day mila will allow me to date her big sister the 3.2. fingers crossed .
ps not the fastest car , but one of the most enjoyable , love gorging on fuel and listening to that rasp with a stainless . just so alfa .