You're probably right. I'm a bit mad to consider one.
I never thought I'd allow road tax dictate what car I choose, but it gets to a point where you cannot justify the vast amounts the government demand for even the most modestly sized engine on the old system. The fact the likes of a 156 2.5 V6 can be taxed for 200 pounds a year in the UK fills me with rage!
The key point re a Sud is if it's driving well/NCTed or does it need TLC.
I haven't seen that one myself. It might not be the craziest idea.
You just have to be very clear about your expectations:
are you buying it to just drive it for x number of years and then see if it's worth hanging on to or selling on or
are you going to put money in to it to make it spanky?
If it's the first one you could have quite a bit of fun for not massive money.
If the second think long and hard before you do it.
They are a cracking drive and great fun. I currently have two of which one is for sale....
(Just to be totally upfront: Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI 02DR Petrol 1981 Saloon for sale in Dublin 22 €2,750
If you are seriously considering a Sud please feel free to PM me any questions you might have and I will do my best to help etc.
I think the 3 word answer from CCOVICH is probably best - get the 156.
Again think 2/3 year plan and don't get something that needs a pile of work...
The UK tax thing you just need to block out of your mind or move there - otherwise you'll just eat yourself up and life is too short for that!