Newbie Alfa Owner
Hi All, just introducing myself as an Alfa owner to be.
Since I passed my test 5 years ago (At 17), I've always had sensible cars - 306, mondeo, xsara then a toledo. The Toledo was a great car, never let me down and did 50mpg. But I had been driving it for nearly 2 years, and it had reached nearly 120,000 miles, so it was time to change.
I went down to a local garage to look at a nice sensible Ford Focus diesel, but as I pulled into the garage there was a beautiful 156 taking pride of place on the forecourt, at the same price as the focus (with lower mileage!)
I didn't even get to looking at the focus, I fell in love with the 156 immediately. That was tuesday, and I pick her up on Monday (busy workshop, and they are doing a cambelt and a service)
She's a 2002 (pre facelift)156 2.0 TS Lusso - Pearlescent black with grey leather. Less than 50,000 miles on the clock, and not a mark on her.
I absolutely can't wait - will post some pictures here after monday.
Here's hoping the experience of owning an Alfa will be a good one. I have to admit I'm nervous of reliability issues, but Its not a selespeed, and has a nice full service history (although the third service was about 5000 miles late)