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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: Alfa 156 V6? What to look for? Reply with quote

Hi Very Happy

I'm looking for a nice, stylish car with a bit of go that is above all cheap and like the look of the V6 Alfa 156.

I've only got about 2k to spend so I am looking at 98/99 cars but there does seem to be quite a few in autotrader @ that money Cool

Can anyone tell me what to look out for on these cars?
Are there any common problems to watch out for?

Thanks in advance Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

As with most cars, get a full service history. If services/ work has done by proper alfa specialists that is cool too. Many specialists probably know the cars better than franchised dealers.

The 156 / 147 4cyl engines drink oil, so make sure that the owner has kept it regularly topped!

If the car has done any mileage it should have had a cambelt service. if its a 2 ltr the cam variator should have been done too- else it'll sound like a diesel.

Check suspension arms and bushes if possible, and as with any car play with all the switches and make sure everything works. I think aircon can be weak- give it a try if fitted.

Let us know how you get on!

John
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