Comfortable and smooth to drive. The rest are various leaks and minor problems, and the suspension needs a lot of work. I can laugh about it now and it has provided plenty of entertaining dinner time stories but it was an absolute headache to own. Typically, for a smaller executive car, there is ample room up front for the driver and passenger to sit comfortably, with very comfortable seats. Spark and 141 kW 192 bhp 2. The Crosswagon was made to look more like all-terrain vehicle by unique front and rear bumpers and door sills with steel inserts. Archived from on 5 June 2011.
Suspension continued to play up for the three years I owned it. Fun Factor - I want my car back!!!!! It needed something extraordinary to arrest the decline, and in 1997 it delivered the 156 saloon. It was the way it drove that made the Sud shine, and still makes it a delight today. All of the main controls and displays are angled towards the driver in typical Italian sports car style, although this can sometimes be awkward for passengers who will struggle to see the interior clock. Car starts on the turn.
An extremely fun car to drive, fast and great on straights and in cornering. Ideally the 156 is a car for four people, rather than five, although later models did add a full centre seatbelt in place of the lap belt in earlier models. It was a relief when it was written off as it was over. The leather and sports interior were beautiful. Unlike other lean burn engines, the new unit also comes with the customary trivalent catalytic converter, can run on normal currently-available petrol instead of the low-sulphur type and is already in line with the tough Euro 4 emission limits. It feels safe and precise. Purchasing any classic can result in headaches or a large fire — it all depends on how the vehicle has been treated by previous owners.
Ten years later in 2012, I bought mine for only three. The 156 Sportwagon model is a Estate car manufactured by Alfa Romeo, with 5 doors and - seats, sold new from year 2003 to 2005, and available after that as a used car. The aim: to increase the sensation of light and elegance while pursuing the close family ties with the Alfa 166 and the Alfa 147. No rust, a beautifully set up suspension with macpherson struts at the rear with accurate and responsive steering and a willing 2 litre engine with that famous Alfa exhaust note, this is a car that is a joy to drive. Alfa Romeo is much more than performance alone. On leather versions, special care has been taken over the seat and under-facia trim colour matches black, grey or beige. That would be above and beyond the call of duty.
In addition, see Terms and conditions of access I have read and agree. Further back, the abruptly cut rear deck hinted at barely any load space, until one raised the boot lid via the catch neatly hidden beneath the Alfa badge. We never found what it was. For stopping power, the 156 Sportwagon 1. Eleven shades are metallic: Siena Red, Stresa Green, Light of Amalfi Grey, Taormina Blue, Capri Blue, Daytona Blue, Le Castellet Blue, Gonzaga Grey, Vesuvius Grey, Lipari Grey and Jarama Black.
Mine's a 2000 so 15 years old and still looks fantastic - when I bought it 112,000 ks - now hitting 194,000 and still going strong I have an auto with the optional manual which I admit I have never used - the auto is enuf and flicking into sport drive allows for that extra long revs for open road driving. A few thousand quid ought to do it, plus a bit extra for suck your teeth now running costs. Suspiciously worn tread — particularly uneven wear — could indicate a misaligned set-up. Of course, you have to be certain that the servicing is done by people who know, and preferably share the same feeling, for this very special marque. But this car has cost me so much money, I bought it for 3k, spent 2.
The engine gives a throaty burst when you look at the throttle! First entry: I bought my 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 3 months ago in August 2016, with 110,000 km on it, and have had nothing but problems. Oh well you will have to get one to appreciate it. The only gripe I have is that it is a tad fuel thirsty being just a 2. Series 4 Guide price: £12,000 Easy to buy? Fortunately when one is on smooth roads doing this the road noise isn't so bad. Also you can see full gallery of Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon on this page. Oh yes, supply is good Easy to run? The car had widened wheel arches, 19 inch tyres and was equipped with N.
In Italy it was used by , , , and. The first problem was that the alternator suffered a catastrophic failure and couldn't be refurbished by a mechanic or auto electrician. Handling - for a fronty it's sublime. My lock button doesn't work, I have to push down the button on top of the drivers door to lock all the doors. This electronic device controls the car's dynamic stability and cuts in under near-limit conditions to help the driver control the car for greater driving satisfaction. The interior has also been enhanced by major and minor styling changes that alter its appearance. Should your petrol 156 sound alarmingly like a diesel, chances are you can blame a faulty inlet cam phase variator.