It's a great car from many points of view. I own a 155 1.8 TS 16V. You can drive it easy and get great gas mileage. You can drive it (reasonably) hard and its 140BHP give you great sensations and superb engine sound. The suspension is comfortable yet the steering is precise, and it comes with a good gearbox and superb steering wheel. It's very habitable, the trunk is huge. Its looks are very distinctive, I am a big fan of the widebody look. Parts are available. And it can be had for not much money, partly since the 156 was such a success.