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Hello Hello Hello, not yet an owner of an alfa, but soon hope to be as I am looking to get my grubby little mits on a 156. The idea be that I will use it as a family car but at week ends use it for sprinting events TWEEK TWEEK if you know what I mean. The thing is I have been told that the 156 suffers from electrical problems, that can be a pain to get sorted. I would love to hear from anyone who uses the lovely looking 156 for sprinting or simular also if the electrical problems are a real problem or not.
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Don't think the 156 suffers more from electrical problems than any other car.. Its mostly Bosch components anyway, so same as what you get in a Vauxhall, Ford, Beemer, etc etc..

There are the usual sensors that can fail like crankshaft sensor (£20) and air flow meter (MAF - £80 or so), but other than that the 156 is generally pretty good. Mine's a right beast and gets driven as it was intended, for a ten year old car with over 100K on the clock I can't fault it at all, its never let me down (touch wood)..

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