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Hi all. Just bought myself a 156 1.8TS.
Completly different to the last cars i've had(22 Opel Manta GT/E's).

Have I done the right thing?

What are the common problems?
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welcome to AO mate
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Wellcome aboard!
The most common problems(as i found them to be,and every 156 owner seems to complain about same) are:
-funny airbag lights(that need to de reseted by a specialist)
-variator(gives up very quick,you can live with that for a while but then you will not stand being asked all the time if your TS is a diesel)
-front bushings
-also some people complain about aircon and sunroof in older models,mine are perfect(for the moment)

Of course you made the best decision ever!Enjoy your Alfa.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Really looking forward to this car. Wanted one for ages.
After having had a Manta for soooooooooooooo long,(no pwr steering, no leccy windows, no central locking etc, etc, etc), it has been a bit of a revealation to drive this car.
Hope to get to meet some of the memebers from this site in person at a later stage.

Thanks again
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welcome stevo
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hello and welcome Stevo....
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Originally Posted by stevo_mtb1
Thanks for the replies guys.
Hope to get to meet some of the memebers from this site in person at a later stage.
Thanks again


and so you will

likely be quiet today as many members are going to the nad today.

if you have any tech questions, about the oily bits post them on the 156 forum, you will get answers from 156 owners much quicker
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Welcome Stevo to AO...and welcome another 1.8ts

no real probs so far for me...air bag light comes on sometimes, moving seat forward and back usually puts it out. Just had my cambelt/tensioner/bearing changed (recommend every 36k) and put some nice new 10w 40w selenia oil in...great car..revvy and fun

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Welcome to the forum, stick around, you'll like it here.
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