So there i was last week in Maidstone looking to buy a 3 series coupe when i spotted a 156 at the back of a car lot. I liked the look of it and asked for a test drive but the dealer said he was waiting for a gearbox sensor which put me off the Sillyspeed thing straight away. Went home and got straight onto Ebay and bought a manual one, and never having driven one before i must say it is great to drive. Will have to look for a newer one next year! I did own a Sud in about 1996 but i spent more time under it than in it. I hope the 156 is better.