Have finally bit the bullet and after wanting a 156 since they were new have bought one. Due to having a dog I opted for the sportwagon, which is by far the best looking estate car that has ever been built.
It is a 52 reg 1.8 TS Lusso, however has leather seats, climate control and a whole host of extras.
I was very nervous when buying as have heard horror stories about reliability, cost of repairs/servicing, rusting however really wanted one. I know it will be more expensive than my old 1.4 Ford Focus but so much more enjoyable and special.
I think I got the car for a good price. No real service history, but 49,000 on the clock and paid £1400. Can't believe I got all that car for the money and it purred back the 40 miles from where I bought it.
Anyway heres to long and fun motoring.