Re: Can it get any worse?
I do sometimes wonder about Alfas and quality
My 13 year old TS has never had a bush replaced in its life and passed the MOT a month ago requiring the first work EVER to pass...I had to replace a rusty rear brake pipe. I did it myself and it cost about £10, as I have a flaring tool and just had to buy pipe and fittings and fluid. I suppose the bushes must be well worn by now, but I have had three different testers over the last five years and none of them have pulled it up. The worst they mention is 'slight play in steering, but within acceptable limits'.
On the other hand.....the 24 valve at 11 years old has a catalogue of things that have needed doing to it over the years for MOT, and last time it was a leaking rear strut and its going to need rear calipers this time round as the handbrake mechanism is pretty well knackered.
It does seem that 156 and 166s are very fragile when it comes to suspension bushes....so has quality gone backwards as most people seen to run into this problem ?