A long way to go and
a sort time to get
Join Date: Jun 2005
156 - Complete Specs + Model Options
I have being driving a '98 156 1.8 T-Spark.
Even though I have had my fair share of problems with it,
I would still (much to the bemusement of my friends) buy
another one tomorrow!
Its has been the most enjoyable dirving experience I have had,
bar maybe a friends Subaru STI.
At the time of purchase all I knew is that I wanted a 156 in black,
and any thing else would be a bonus.
I thought I had done my fair share of research prior to purchase,
but in the months after I began to pine for side skirts, cursing
myself for not holding out for a 156 that had them, then going into
denial when I saw a black 156 with beautiful brown leather interior.
The point of this post is to find out if there is a definitive source
online that lists:
Model years, engine options, interior options, extras.
I mean was the 'leather' option only available post '99
and only on 2.0 models, but 'half leather' only available on
the 'Sportivo' model, 'Veloce' model, what about alloys?....etc..etc.
I know some of you may think this a trivial matter when it
comes to buying a pre-owned Alfa, that may I should be more worried
about the state of the car mechanically, but I think I have become
desensitized to Alfas erratic nature by now, and know it can become
a different animal overnight.
I have done a lot of Googling, but just seem to get 'What Car'
type web pages with a basic 1 model review. Also, when the 156
underwent its face lift in late '03-04 (I think) I presume the
options changed, again I cant find much info on this either.
As the pre-Owen market for Alfa 156s is quite big now,
I'm calling private advertisers, only to be asked 'What are Side Skirts'
by a confused woman, and 'Pepper Pot?'
Any help greatly appreciated.