On these things, I'd go for one which has had all the servicing, belts, wishbones etc done. Check the tyre wear for possible chasis problems. Check the overboost is working. Other than that either pray you buy a good one or get a Q4\integrale specialist to check it for you.
Would there be a differene in the spec between the two years?? Wonder how far apart they were built, any chance of getting the chassis numbers, we can tell you when they were built. There may be less difference between them.
As a rule of thumb always buy the newest you can afford but obviously condition and history is everything, especially on a Q4!!!!
The 155q4 from '95 has been rolling about 154000kilometers, the one from '93 has been rolling about 110000kilometers but the engine and gearbox has only been rolling about 35000kilometers. The good thing with the '95 is that it has airbags and newer parts in general. The downside with the airbag is that a snap-off stearingwheel is out of the question. If i could barge a great deal on the '95 it might be worth it, but it's like 1000$ more. I am not really well updated on things to check when looking on a 155q4, so if any of you have any thoughts on what to check, please reply here.
Xmmmmm, tough call, as they both sound like high mileage cars.
154000kilometers = about 100,000 miles and 110000kilometers = about 70,000 miles.
It is up to you, but I would not trust the 95 one unless it has Full specialist history. What happened to the 93 and has a new engine? DId the previous owner blow it? Be warned, they 'drink' a lot of oil these engines, close to 1 litre for about 500 miles, so you will need to kep stacks of oil in the boot. If you run them with low oil, they are gone!
Helou everyone. I am new on here - i've been here 2 years ago, when i had 155 1.8TS '93.
Now i am buying something more - Q4, but it's so dificult to find a good one. Right now here are 6 Q4 for sale, one is more f*** up than other. But i will probably take Alfa red one, 12/1993, 137kkm, 17" wheels. It's in realy good condition, with service book, but it has few problems:
1. air condition doesnt work at idle and easy driving - it doesnt cool. But at speeding (high rpms) there is little colder air comming out. So is the only problem of not enought climate gas (need a fill up), or it could be some more expensive problem - compressor is working ok - turning on and off.
2. the cam belt was changed at 100kkm, so it will have to be changed again now at 140kkm. Is this so expensive at your service too (cca 400Eur)?
3. what are the prices at your servicer for changing clutch (here it's cca 1000Eur)?
4. it has 17" wheels. Are this wheels homologated for this car by default? Or, i have to take it to a-test?
svamp: check when the cam belt was changed, cos when my friend's Q4's belt breake (small stone from road came into belt area) the pistons beat in valves, and it was 1700Eur damage. This belt is quite often problem at this engine.