I've just bought a 55 reg 156 1.9JTD estate...... have had a couple of Alfas before.
I used to work for Ferrari UK, and I had 156 2.0TS with a lowering kit which I put about 50K on and then went into an 02 reg 147 Ss 2.0TS which I gave back after 2 years with 105K on ! Went thru 3 gearboxes I think it was.....
That was a long time ago now.... and am running for fun a Volvo 244DL, 1980 vintage - love old Volvos - but it is way too thirsty, especially given extreme petrol prices.
I'm still in the motor trade and this 156 JTD came up as a trade in..... 130K on the clock.... £500. Bargain or what ! Is the same colour as my previous cars.... which were... hang on....... W892 RGJ and DX02 XMA !
Can't beat forums.. Volvo one is awesome ! Cheers !