You may laugh, but my friend is a biggish milage user and used to run his cars until they were worn out and costing too much to keep.Alfa's have always been good cars until they disintegrate .
The older 156's were actually better protected and thicker steel underneath then the later ones. Funny that they galvanised most of the body but not the floorpan. Still they always had more class than a 3 series Beemer.Which dont take long.not many years ago they were Never painted underneath
When I was working developing cars, an alfa 156 was regularly used as a comparison.You may laugh, but my friend is a biggish milage user and used to run his cars until they were worn out and costing too much to keep.
The longest lasting and by far the cheapest car he has ever had was an Alfa 156 he bough fairly new and ran until 200k miles. Other than servicing it only required 1 modestly priced alternator..... And that was it. For two hundred thousand miles!
And it was still fit to keep going when it left.
Cheap motoring with style.