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Join Date: Jul 2005
Re: Should I buy a 166
You could always import a diesel if that's what you really want... TS has good economy and you could always run it by Autodelta and have a turbo kit installed. If you're going for a V6, go for the 3.0 not the 2.5. Running costs are about the same but you don't get as much bang for you buck!
Did you ever see Jeremy C test driving a 166? He wanted to screem at every Audi or BMW, "You're in the wrong car!" he loved it soooo much. I don't believe they give any more problems than any other car out there including BMtroubleyou's! The TS can suffer oil starvation and premature timing belt wear as with most of the TS's out there. Gotta keep an eye on the oil everytime you fill up with petrol and you should be OK.
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.