Just joined the forum to glean some knowledge/tips about 156s.
My profile will show that I own a Citroen Picasso but I'm not really an imposter. I had a 164 Twinspark for 11 happy years but needed something to carry a scooter around for my wife - besides the electric seats had blown something and none of the locals at that time knew where the power pack serving them was located (John Gill's at Bedale was sorely missed).
We are considering getting a 156 2.4 JTD for my son and hence the renewed interest in Alfas.
Any really big things to be wary of?