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Second hand 156 advice please

Hi all,
Looking at a second hand 156 1.8 TS Veloce Sportwagon on a 54 plate, 55,000 miles, history, cloth interior, doesn't look like any optional extras....seems in good condition for around £2K.
Have not seem many 1.8's, lots of 2.0's about, but this is advertised at 144bhp, and the 2.0's are 150bhp, so seems little difference.
Were they not popular, any know issues, anything I need to look for on it? Many thanks!
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Since nobody else has ventured a reply, I'll just say we bought a 156 2.0 TS five years ago for about £900 so the price does seem a little on the high side for this one. The mileage is good though. Cloth interior usually makes a 156 a little cheaper second hand.

As far as I know the 1.8 did not have the balance shafts that that the 2.0 had — the 2 is an incredibly smooth engine I think but I haven't driven a 1.8 so can't vouch for the difference. The power of the 1.8 is quite close but the fuel consumption was also close or even the same, I recall.

Have you searched for other threads here which go through what to look for in particular on a 156? There is probably some good info here already if you can find it.

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