156 says hello :)
Just say howdy from the land down under (New Zealand).
Bought my 156 2.0 TS (pre-loved) a couple of months ago by impulse (though I have always liked Alfa since I was a kid as father had a GTV, still remebered the perforated tan leather seats).
Love the look and interiors, the feel, the smell but I must say the low end torgue is a bit disappointing and talking of reliability, it had to be towed the second morning after I had the car. Apparantly a bush in the gear box went astray and prevented the gear shaft from selecting the gear (that was what I was told). The dealer down here is absolutley fab in their service though I am bound to have another opinion when I receive the bill!
Radio transmission (as I have read elsewhere in the posting) is not the best but passable as I mostly listened to news on AM and play CDs for music.
One perplexing thing is, I could not find anywhere in the user manual that tells me what the right tyre pressure is!
Ok, so much for now, thanks for allowing me to join the club, the postings here will give me hours of interesting reading, apart from enlightening this newbie.
Peace and prosperity to all.