hi, my name is ricky.
I am a 23 year old first time alfa owner of a 1999 156 2.0 twin.
Probably like many first time alfa owners,I am very concious about the reliability of these cars. Taking this into account I thought it would be a great idea to join the owners club to obtain help and advice from experienced owners. I bought my 156 purely for the way it drives, "one of a kind" looks and styling and i agree that these cars have a sense of spirit and soul.
My 156 is quite a high spec model with the cream leather momo interier, turismo suspension and side skirts with the carbon fibre dash complete with every possible extras.
I bought her for only £2100 with 68000miles and 1 owner from new.
I understand this was farely cheap but it did need some maintanance work. So far i have done the following jobs-
all s.plugs, coilpacks and leads
front suspension bushes.
I still have a couple of jobs to do such as a wheel bearing, faulty fuel guage and something called the camshaft variator which i believe is common with these cars.
Overall I am pleased with my alfa and I am looking forward to getting it running nice again as it origonaly once was.
I look forwad to chatting to you all and hope you can help me with any problems and questions.