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Hey all.... thought I'd get some opinions from the experts. I am in the process of looking for a car. How reliable is a 156 manual m.y 2000 in the UAE?

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Hey all.... thought I'd get some opinions from the experts. I am in the process of looking for a car. How reliable is a 156 manual m.y 2000 in the UAE?

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I think manual is more reliable compared to Selespeed. But still check if the clutch still in good condition.
Check when the last time cam belt changed.
Rest are the same like normal car.
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I think manual is more reliable compared to Selespeed. But still check if the clutch still in good condition.
Check when the last time cam belt changed.
Rest are the same like normal car.

Thank you so much gzpermadi for the advice. I agree with regards to the manual even without comparing it to anything. A car is supposed to be manual.
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Hey all.... thought I'd get some opinions from the experts. I am in the process of looking for a car. How reliable is a 156 manual m.y 2000 in the UAE?

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I sold my 156 v6 a year ago after running 230,000 km without any trouble but I had maintained my car properly and owned it from new which proves they can be reliabkle. However, most 156 are now old and changed hands a few times which means some are not properly looked after. You should make sure that the car has a service history to start with from either the dealer or a specialist. Also check the front suspension bushes, engine mounts and the strut tops to make sure they are not knocking or worn. Electrics are the killer for this car. Make sure there are no short cut repairs and exposed wiring etc... AC is a very costly thing if not working properly.

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Electrics are the killer for this car. Make sure there are no short cut repairs and exposed wiring etc... AC is a very costly thing if not working properly.
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This! Agree 1000000 times.

Electrics, then suspension.
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