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Hi Guys,
I've got a problem - my 1997 1.8 widebody is obviously getting old and at the last MOT needed welding underneath, so should I run her into the ground over the next year or what should I do to keep her on the road? I love the car - had her for eight years and mechanically have kept her spot on. (Got a VERY GOOD Alfa Specialist in Norwich) I've looked at 156's(later shape) to replace but feel the 155 a better car and is the only car I've had that I still love to drive - and so reliable! I have owned Alfa's since 1985 (7 cars) - would'nt drive anything else but I'm not impressed with the latest offerings. Just sounding you out guys!
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Repair it!! Enjoy it!!
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If the car only needs welding to pass the MOT sounds silly not to repair and enjoy
specialy if you really love to drive the car.
Think how rare they are compared with the 156.
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As above, they are special, keep and repair they will not be round for ever if they are not kept..
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I like 156s, but they are a "softer", less hard-core car than a 155 - no less capable point-to-point, but just with a different feel. Sadly its not unknown for 156s to be in need of welding either, so no great benefit there from "upgrading".....

I've just got a 155 1.8 TS back on the road after a while without one, and although its got a few more rattles than the 156 I was driving before - tho less from the front suspension - I'm certainly enjoying being back in one. If you can keep it going - keep the faith!

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Thanks Guys - comments appreciated and noted!
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My advice is get underneath and waxoyl it before the winter starts and then it should be fine
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