I am currently driving a facelifted 156 SW 1.9 M-jet 140 Veloce in Silver with black leather interior on an 04 plate with around 32,000 miles. I'm looking for a manual 166 2.5 or 3.0 in silver, black, blue or red with leather and will buy outright or do a swap on my 156 with some cash.
Reason for possible sale/swap is new 500 arriving next year and need a bigger car - 166 - for expanding family and occasional use visting family etc.
Purchased 156 from Perrys Amersham in April 05 as an ex demo with under 6000 on the clock. It's been a brilliant car and behaved faultlessly. I love the torque of the engine and the 44+ MPG despite spirited driving.
Got into diesels on a trip to Turin in the late 90's when I went in a Bravo or Brava test car with the 1.3 mjet engine and was blown away by the performance, even though the car was probably maxed out. After that purchased a new 53 Punto 1.3 mjet which I replaced with the 156.
The only previous Alfa owned was an F reg 1.5 33 in the late 90's which was a stopgap car whilst my integrale was off the road being modified. Always owned Italian cars except when I had a 205 1.6 GTi and a 8v Golf GTi Mk II which were both foisted upon me. 205 was good Golf was boring and bland, as they still are!