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New to Alfa's not new to promblem cars....

After many many years of owning French and English cars I finally can add Italian to that impressive list "why do I do it to myself"

So a 156 Sportwagon popped up locally to me at a price that was just a little to tempting and knowing full well it has to come back and bit me.

I went completely blindfolded as at the price it was on offer for I wasn't expecting to much after all I never even asked what year/colour/engine/mileage was..

But I was mildly suprised by what was on offer.

2002 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.8TS (Turismo I believe) 135K, with tax and test until November.
Quick flick of the key to make sure it had an engine and a deal was struck 300 of my hard earned English pounds.

Problem wise, of course it has some at this price, temp sensor, rear wiper arm and drivers sun visor could really do with 2 new front tyres but I would rather have a nice fresh set of wheels.

Now am off for a look round to see if there is some cool bits I can do or little bits to tinker with
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You got that whole car for the price of the brake disks on my 2002 156 SW
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Thanks all.

I will have a gander round the Lincs section as if it normally involves cars am interested lol.

I was actually planning on buying a 147 or 206 Gti but the 156 offered so much more even more so at this bargain price, am hoping it will ignite a passion.

As a keen French car fan and owner of a 205 gti and a couple of Land Rover Discoverys am used to being elbow deep in problems lol.
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After doing around 500 miles my average fuel calculations have shown returns of 36/37 MPG with me expecting high 20s I am rather pleased by this considering I havn't driven like a saint at all times.

Got down and dirty with it today and went over the bodywork giving it a nice deep clean and paint correction. I think parked up it could easily pass itself of as a car that is worth alot more.

I am looking for some new wheels thou as I think that is one part that is still letting it down. Fingers crossed the bits will turn up so I can do the dirty bits next.
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