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Buying a 156?

Hi, I am looking to buy a diesel Alfa, probably a 156 for a max of £3K.

I currently have V6 Spider and my commute cars have always been 306's.

What should I look out for? I have no experience of the Alfa diesel engine but as I'll be doing around 500-600 miles a week I know that the economy makes me think the 1.9 would be good.

It's a toss up between an old Audi A4 as I know these are legendary for mileage and reliability but they are no where near as pretty as the Alfa's.

Any assistance greatly appreciated.
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that's going to be a good buy

wouldn't say I have a lot of experience, but check the turbo hoses for splits, and feel how the response is when you go higher in revs. look for a sign of drop in power and smoke behind - good signs for either turbo hoses split or EGR needed clean/change

There are two main turbo hoses - one under the bonnet another under the engine. This is the first things easy to check visually or by driving. I am sure other alfistas/diesilistas will help more
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