Wanted - decent 156 with service history - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
East Anglia All events and potential meets in East Anglia

 
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 7 Old 19-03-12 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Suffolk
Posts: 19

Member car:

Alfa

Wanted - decent 156 with service history

Hello All,
I am looking to buy a 156 - only criteria is petrol / good service history / preferably not green or silver...
I don't have a fortune to spend but surely there is more hope of finding something cared for on here than the uncared for examples I have seen so far?
Please let me know if anyone has anything to offer...!
Many thanks.
Alfa-lemondrop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: Doesn't suffer fools gladly........
AO Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United Kingdom
County: Norfolk
Posts: 154
As nobody has replied to you - shame - maybe you got suited, but if not all I can say is, do what I did.
Pick one on Ebay near you, and if it's decent and very cheap buy it, then use what you have saved to get a reliable non-rip-off person/garage to go through it and do any jobs needed using the money you saved. Bear in mind the trade runs on a high mark up for such cars to allow for the likelihood of it needing guarantee work to get it past the six months warranty they have to give you. Don't forget to get a prior insurance quote........!
Carrotsucker is offline  
Status: Deleted
AO Gold Member
 
jillyflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Peterborough, Cambs
Posts: 10,975
Would it also be worth taking one of those warranty things out carrotsucker....or are they summat not worth the paper they're written on??
jillyflower is offline  
Status: Mangia bene, vivi felice
AO Silver Member
 
gtv73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Norfolk
Posts: 1,296
The car has to be less than ten years old and covered less than a 100,000 miles to get warranty. Or look in the local ad's at Eastbourne, Whitby where lots of older people have cared for their cars etc etc
gtv73 is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Furby156's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 316

Member car:

Brera 2.2

Damn wish I had seen this earlier, there was a near mint silver 156 for sale at my work, only 750 pounds, I doubt its still around sorry
Furby156 is offline  
Status: Mangia bene, vivi felice
AO Silver Member
 
gtv73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Norfolk
Posts: 1,296
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carrotsucker View Post
As nobody has replied to you - shame - maybe you got suited, but if not all I can say is, do what I did.
Pick one on Ebay near you, and if it's decent and very cheap buy it, then use what you have saved to get a reliable non-rip-off person/garage to go through it and do any jobs needed using the money you saved. Bear in mind the trade runs on a high mark up for such cars to allow for the likelihood of it needing guarantee work to get it past the six months warranty they have to give you. Don't forget to get a prior insurance quote........!
I used to offer the same service for front engined Porsche's. I would help people out that were looking for these type of cars, they would eventually find one themselves. I waste of time looking for someone. Unless they called you to look at one with them, then you could give them advice there and then

My advice is that anyone looking for a car is to go and look at one and then to contact someone with experience who knows what to look for. Anything from £100 to at least £3000 when spending money on a car to allow at least £500+ to be spent on any unexpected costs.

'What you pay is what you get' as the saying goes.

I'll be more than happy to put up a new thread on here offering advice when purchasing an Alfa in the Anglia region with my contact details so that you can get hold of me when going to look at an Alfa.

Drive it like you stole it...
gtv73 is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Hertfordshire
Posts: 21

Member car:

147

hi if you are still looking i have a 51 plate 156 in blue ,it has an mot but no tax ,it has some history including having had a new engine .it has had anew cambelt but has not been used since i got my 147 ( about a year now ) ,i try to keep it running every couple of weeks. not very good with computers so am struggling a bit with photos
vc42 is offline  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Alfa Romeo Club Events > Alfa Romeo Meets & Events > East Anglia

Tags
156 , decent , history , service , wanted

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So how many and where are the GTA's ??? 156GTASW Alfa GTA 608 27-10-11 09:11

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome