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Originally Posted by Pud237 View Post
Whats with the wheel chock?

That does look good, especially in that colour. The real bumper looks nice too, just like a GTA one. I had a boot spoiler exactly the same as that on one of my old black 156 V6. £6.6k is mental money - sounds like you got a bargain.
got used to just chocking the wheels and not using the handbrake in the winter months when parked on the drive and it stuck, but I may have just put the n/s/r wheel back on when I took the pic.

I agree with the latest posts entirely, if I couldn't do the work myself I don't think an older 156 would have been economically possible, for me anyway, you would need very deep pockets, even using an indie repair shop. Part of the fun for me is the repair side of things, all part of the Alfa experience

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same with any car really, you can save if you can do some/all of the work yourself. I don't find the v6's that bad to have maintained, other than the fact that the front suspension bushes don't tend to last too well. For me upper arms approx 15 months and lowers/arb every 2 years. Just spent £1200 on the current v6 which was service, front arb/lower arms and rear arms, front discs & pads, thermostat and re-do underseal. Given I paid £1500 for it a year ago I'm happy enough, had the belts and other service work done on it just after purchase. Don't have the time to DIY these days so well worth it I reckon, approx 33K miles now on a Y2000 and it drives like new
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Hello to all thanks for your advice and sharing your experiences.
To answer one question, at the moment my 156 TI is sitting on the drive awaiting a new radiator.
I may look to getting rid of in the new year as it is diesel and I don't do the miles like I used to. It was sitting on my drive for about 7 months and then I decided to give it a long blast to a friends in Brighton and that's when the rad went.there a lot little jiggly jobs that need doing and the paint work is not very good that's another reason as I don't have money to get things done. I would consider a swap deal with the right car but for now just just gonna plough on and sort one thing a time.
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