Re: Alfa 156 help from those in the know
I would insist that he gets the key and the belt cover sorted before I bought it.
The cover that is missing may be part of the cambelt cover which is not good, as dirt can get at the belt and tensioners, or it may be a small cover/Guard that goes over the auxillary belt. If thats missing it isn't a big deal, but still could do with replacing.
You should be able to tell by having a look at the auxillary belt, if it is exposed that is the cover that is missing.
Insist that they get the key working as well. the car will unlock and start manually but as they said a new key from a stealer won't be cheap. You will need to supply them with a copy of the log book before they will sell you a key. UK sourced cars didn't come with the key code card like the rest of europe.
Giulietta 2.0JTDm (170), BMW 120d M sport