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I've owned a variety of 'questionably' reliable cars over the years, including Renaults, Rovers and even a little Lotus at one point.

I've always liked Alfas and flirted with a GTV6 (friend had one and thought it was a brilliant drive) but my partner threatened me if I actually got one (something about not being able to do as much shopping because all my money would go on the car!)

Recently though I decided I'd had enough and just wanted something I could get into turn the key and not have to worry. So I bought a nice Honda Accord Coupe 3.0 with full service history, good miles and owned by a 70 year old i knew well.

About a month later, the tranny packed up! So had that rebuilt (at almost the cost I paid for the car). Three months later I notice a large plume of smoke coming out the exhaust - the cause of which is identified as a blown oil ring (the car had 80k on the clock). So to hell with it, if I'm going to have a car that's unreliable I might as well have something I enjoy driving.

Sold the Honda to my mechanic and picked up a nice 156 1.8 Lusso. For today anyway the world is a better place
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Nice story Dexter. Good luck with the 156 and welcome to the fold.
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