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    Alfa Romeo 156

    Hi guys, I'm seriously addicted by this car recently, it sounds great, interior's great (far better than my 97' A4) and it looks awesome. What could be the possible negative stuffs one could expect when getting say .. a 2000 year model?
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    It's possibly the best looking D-segment saloon, I say get it. Much better than a dull Audi...

    Oh and modern Alfa Romeo are no worse than its rivals when it comes to reliability. Electrics and rust are a thing of the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvoman View Post
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    Coming from a Volvo ??
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    Do NOT get a Selespeed.

    The manual Twinspark is brilliant though.
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    I've heard of the gremlins bout Selespeed, had a session with the Alfa folks the other day and i must say, the selespeeds are brilliant, thou prone to failures, the price of fixing one had gone down considrably from around $2000 USD to around $100++ USD with repair kits available. (Workmanship is dirt cheap here.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingolstadt View Post
    Hi guys, I'm seriously addicted by this car recently, it sounds great, interior's great (far better than my 97' A4) and it looks awesome. What could be the possible negative stuffs one could expect when getting say .. a 2000 year model?
    Like with all second hand cars, the most important factor is the previous owner. If he/she was a careless cheapskate with no interest in his/her vechicle, you could end up with oil drinking, disintegrating piece of junk.

    Two words of advise:

    1. If you are going to buy an Italian car, you'd better get used to the interior rattles.
    2. No matter what, do NOT get Selespeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingolstadt View Post
    Hi guys, I'm seriously addicted by this car recently, it sounds great, interior's great (far better than my 97' A4) and it looks awesome. What could be the possible negative stuffs one could expect when getting say .. a 2000 year model?
    Contact Black300ZX. He has bough a 1.9 JTD some months ago.
    Diesels are famous for easily burning headgaskets. Appart from that, it is as reliable as any other modern car and they are fun to drive. The interior is wonderfull too. 2 hand prices are very low.
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    The interior is modern, fixed with modern techniques too! My A4 B5 was originally designed wayyy back in the realms of 93/94, hence the interiors, like cars of that era, was made up of pieces of dashes, these, in time, bend by prolonged sun light (from Malaysia here, constant 28 C - 35 C year long), these panels bend slightly and creates loads of ratlling. The Alfa however, like most modern cars, consists of almost a flowing, one piece dash, this eliminates the rattles and squeeks..
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    Here are some pics of my 156. Its a 2000 2.5 V6. It hasn't given me too many problems. My mom has had it since it was brand new in Dec. 00. And i've had it since last year. Now its done 90ks.

    Sorry about the low resolutions.
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    An Arese V6. Brilliant.
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    I agree, beautiful cars. Never been too hot about the interior or FWD layout, but the lines make up for it 100%. Easily one of the best looking modern cars, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingolstadt View Post
    Coming from a Volvo ??
    At least they rarely break down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
    I agree, beautiful cars. Never been too hot about the interior or FWD layout, but the lines make up for it 100%. Easily one of the best looking modern cars, IMHO.
    In this kind of car, I don't think RWD is important. This FWD is more well sorted than many RWD opponents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis View Post
    In this kind of car, I don't think RWD is important. This FWD is more well sorted than many RWD opponents.
    I have to disagree with you there. Alfas and RWD are suited to each other. If any car should offer driving pleasure that should be an Alfa Romeo, and RWD would only add to the driving experience.
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