Any ideas folks?

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by Gren, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. Ok, ive done the google search side of life, and ive tried to get the glasses guide to work, but I cannot get a definitive answer about a car and what its worth.

    2002 52 Reg ALFA ROMEO 156 1.8 TS Turismo

    From the piccies, it looks to be in cracking order, has all the niceties of the spec, and nothing is mentioned as to anything being wrong with it.

    I just cannot see that a car like this, is going for only £1790, alarm bells are telling me its too good a price to be true, so

    Anyone with the knowledge of second hand cars that can tell me why it appears to be around £500 less than the guides ive found say?

    Half way down page 12
  2. Assuming as its "PX to clear - Trade" theres no prepping or warranty (for what its worth). Glass's has it as £1555 trade-in in average nick so it'll still cover the stealers overheads at that price. Check it out in the flesh whatever you do and haggle hard if its a good'un.
  3. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Its a girly Wop rust-bucket and garages will grin when you bring it in for repair?

    Just a guess.
  4. Because it's an Alfa, and will break down at every available opportunity :)
  5. Hi,
    Having owned an alfa ( a jtd not the petrol version) all i will say is this,
    Look after it, service it on the dot or it will come back to haunt you and cost you dearly.
    Things to look out for on 156 alfas is front suspension lower wishbones they wear very quickly.
    Looking at the age/mileage it is due a cambelt and clutches tend to go at around 70-75 k.
    cambelt kit fitted will set you back about 3-400 fitted, clutch around £500.
    Electrics can be problematic they all will work just not on the same day :p .
    But would i own another ? yup you bet and i am currently on the look out for a jtd sportwagon.
    All in all pay your money and take your chance but be prepared to really look after it


  6. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Gosh. I cannot think why we are not all driving Alphas.

    They sound fab.
  7. Its an alfa..they dont hold there value. I looked at a very clean, low milage 156 V6 sportwagon at £2k for a 4 year old car 8O

    Swmbo has a Mito to say, I love it...even if it is a girls car..and it had the "magic button" DNA!

    Car is 3 months old, so far the electrics have been interesting, with the heated seats being wired up wrong and occasionally the DNA switching into Normal mode for no
  8. Is it a red one? They are faster you know!
  9. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    As with all Alfa TwinSpark engines it will need the cam belt replacing at 36,000 miles. This will cost about £700 and if you don't get it done very very bad things will happen. I have had three Alfas (145 Cloverleaf, 147 Collezione and a Brera S) and provided they are serviced and maintained correctly by an Alfa specialist they are fine.