Had a look at this today
Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD 20v Multijet Veloce 5dr
Roof rails and two bar (for me maybe not another punter)
Lovely smooth 20v engine
No service history after 40k
No evidence of cam belt change.....ever
Arb knocking (rest of suspension feels fine)
Airbag light on
Aircon not cold
No leather interior
Smells of dog!!!
No cruise control
I am thinking of taking the leather interior, cruise control stick, and teledial alloys off my old 10v to mitigate some of the above points. Been quoted about £850 for arb, cam belt and water pump and full service from the autolusso guys which seems reasonable.
He has already dropped his price to £2200. Question is does that seem a fair deal. I don't expect much more than £500 if I sold my old 10v with 170k on the clock but appreciate these are the last of the 156's and the 20v engine with 6 speed box was soooo much more pleasant.
Any other areas I've forgotten to check?
There was no vibrating under load so assume clutch, drive shafts, dmf etc are fine although theres always a risk.
Would love a 20v before they all disappear. With such low mileage I'd expect to get quite a few good years out of her.