Having browsed a couple of threads decided to sign up and join in the fun.
I've had the 156 for about a year and a half now and its just excellent. I emigrated to France 2 years ago and couldn't stand the thought of buying just another eurobox so tracked down the Alfa at a dealer for a reasonable price (when comparing it to all the mundane Laguna, 406, etc etc). Just a couple of problems since then, the usual lower engine cover coming loose and grounding out at the slightest lump in the road, air flow sensor replaced during holiday back in england and the tracking resetting as it was eating front tyres.
Have really been in love with Alfas since my brother had a 79 Alfetta saloon (rare beast in england), not the prettiest but that twin cam didn't half make the right noises.
Keep up the the good work and entertainment.