Just stumbled across this excellent site today - Hello!
I bought our 156 Sportwagon about a year ago as a knock-about for the kids. But I like it so much I tend to use it as a small van - the kids seldom get anywhere near...
It's been pretty reliable up to now - had to fit new handbrake cables (about 1/2 hour) and thermostat today (which is how I found this site) a similar time. I did the cambelt straight away, just to be on the safe side!
Only small gripe is that the clock is virtually un-readable. Might just be me I 'spose.
Came from a local dealer for about £1200 with 85k showing and a years MoT. Possibly not the cheapest or lowest mileage, but in very nice condition.