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morning all,

I've had my alfa for about 2 years, it's an '02 156 SW 2.4 JTD. I bought it because I wanted a car that could do the following
  • Carry 2 bikes and camping gear inside
  • have a decent engine
  • fit my budget
  • look nice enough for me
  • look nice enough for the wife

I had convinced myself that a subaru impreza wagon would satisfy all the criteria until the wife saw one and that put paid to that idea (although she does quite like the new one...). She was right, the impreza wagon is UAS and teh alfa is gorgeous.

So far (touch wood) it seems that I have a decent one. I know the 156 has a bit of a reputation for reliability (or lack thereof) but mine has been pretty well behaved. Well, as long as I ignore all the warnings coming from the computer about ABS, traction control, bulbs out, oil sensors not working, why can't it make up its mind how much fuel it has in it etc etc and just get on with driving the thing that is

I am thinking to change it in 12 months (it has 160k km on it now and I do 40k a year) and still can't find a car that fits my criteria the way this one does. It'll almost certainly be a 159 SW 2.4 JTD next although I do look longingly at the 3.2 GT *sigh*
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I can honestly say the 159 is a stunning car, I am with you on that one!!
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