It's a bit of a Hello Again from me. I had a silver 156 2.0 TS until '07 which, if honest, I shouldn't have sold. I've had a few different machines since - a Seicento, a Panda 100hp, an RX-8 and a Fiat Barchetta.
The RX-8 gets chopped in on Friday for an '06 Alfa 159 2.4 JTDm. I've read the threads about MPG scariness with the 2.4 and say Pah - you wanna try an RX-8
That gets 18-20 mpg normally
...oh and torque. I asked Santa for a bucket of it for christmas so I could put it in the Mazda, but he must have misplaced the letter - either that or I must have been bad
I'm keeping the Barchetta, which is a great little toy for the summer - whenever that arrives. It has essentially the 1.8 Alfa engine in, by the way
I'm a member of Clubcento and we've been lucky enough to be invited along to some of the Alfa shows in the past which were great, looking forward to getting back into the scene.