Well, after much hunting, many phone calls and thinking, OMG, I am never gonna find a decent car, I bought one this week to replace my poor old written off 156. Taken me 3 months and much looking and searching.
I got a 156, 2lt JTS Lusso sport. 17' wheels, leather, ASR etc 2002. All leather interior 87K on the clock, FSH and been well looked after, bodywork is immaculate, engine looks good, all electrics are working [miracle lol] 3 owners. 2002-2005 2005-2009 2009-Me. From 2005 onwards was owned by first father and then his son. [Father must be pretty old as son was 60ish] Really nice old guy, v v helpful and v open! Father had spent quite a bit on the car having the usual done and it had sailed last 2 NCT's.
Have a few questions, am used to my 156 1.8TS. I love driving her with the ASR off, significantly more fun driving, although keeping ASR on when wife is in the car I think!
Engine has lovely deep sound compared to 1.8. Now, is there anything I need to watch for? I know after 6 years of 156 ownership the usual, I was wondering if there is anything with this compared to the 1.8?
The engine seems noisier, although very quiet when driving, pulls amazingly, ticks over lovely sitting at just the right revs. Gonna have it fully serviced this week. [Just to be safe]
So, basically anything I need to watch for?
Cheers and also thanks for the posts and help prior to getting this. Will be attending meetings and finding nearest members soon
Mind you not sure how many there are around Mayo lol.....