My wife will soon be starting a 15 mile commute....30 miles a day.
Obviously, we are not bringing the spiders or the GTV V6 out to knock miles up, and the Merc will do to start, but may prove a little too thirsty.
I see you can get 147's for peanuts. WOULD YOU place these cars in the reliability stakes for her daily commute?
Doing 60 miles a day in my 156 v6. The only problem in 2 years has been a burst lower radiator hose, which could happen to any car, and I am annoyed that I missed its condition when I serviced it 3 months earlier.
I commuted 30 miles a day for years in a succession of Alfa's - 145 Cloverleaf, 156 2.0 TS and 156 JTS. All were as reliable as any other car (apart from the constant airbag warning light problems on the 145!).
Luckily I only work a mile from home now so don't need a car to commute - hence the GT V6