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Hello everyone in AlfaLand-

New here so bear with me.

On the cusp of committing to buy a 156 2.0 Turismo SportsWagon.
84k
2001
Black
FSH
Green ( I know I thought that too! ) seats
VGC
VERY good price.

PLEASE let me know any bad point I should beware of, or things I should look out for when I go for my second ( and last ) look.


What is the exact definition of Turissmo? And Veloce? Am I right to steer clear of Selespeeds?

I don't have a massive amount of money to keep throwing at a car if things go wrong. The only non-working thing on it is a rear passenger door window - which I suspect to be the motor. The rest is peachy.

cheers for your help!:)

Daytona
 
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cambelts cambelts cambelts, make sure they have been changed, ideally every 36k/3years regerdless of what the book says, my (2001) needed a new radiator, front discs and pads at 50k. Check bushes. Variator noise, particularly at start up.

Even with a few problems I still think the car is great, im sure you will enjoy it too.....


.........but green seats......WTF?
 

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Sort of darkish velour type material - I wondered as well, but looked good in reality --- does it mean anything specific model wise?
 

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Could you expand on all this - I'm new too Alfa's and am on a steep learning curve - what does a high spec Tourismo come with?

Also - probably not usual this, I didn't want leather seats.
 

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Basically, Turismo is the basic specification, which would tend to have velour seats and white dials. Then comes Lusso, the luxury option, which would have leather seats and a wooden steering wheel and gear knob. Finally comes Veloce, the sports option, which would have lowered suspension, side skirts and black dials.
 

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You can get lowering kits cant you - are they any good. Does this sharpen handling or is it mearly visual?
 
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lots of good quality lowering kits on the market...my advice would be to use the search option up the top and see what you can find


all the best

:) :)
 
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