1998 (S) ALFA ROMEO 156 2.5 V6, 4 Door Saloon
£1,495
Car Make :
ALFA ROMEO 156 2.5 V6
Year (Reg) :
1998 (S Reg)
Mileage :
94,300 Miles
Engine Size :
2.5 Litre
Fuel Type :
Petrol
Transmission :
Manual
Body Style :
4 Door Saloon
Owners :
0 Previous Owners

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Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24 valves Registered Dec 1998

Same husband and wife owners from new
Lady driver (wife) past 14 years
94,000 miles with full service history.
MOT till 23rd November 2016
Last serviced about 5,500 miles ago
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After 17.5 years of ownership from brand new, it is sadly time to sell my wife’s beloved Alfa 156 V6. The kids are now too big for it and we’ve just bought a Volvo V70 estate for my wife to lug them around in with their increasing amounts of sports and school bags, hockey sticks etc. The Alfa you’re reading about has a genuine, documented 94,000 miles on the clock, with full service history and well looked after.

Not many of these 2.5 V6 models left and certainly not with such low miles so if you’ve always wanted to own a fast, fire-breathing Alfa, this could be for you.

I think when buying a used car, it is just as important to know about its history as it is to know about the car’s condition, so here goes:

History
In December 1998, I chose this beautiful car as my company car. The Alfa 156 had just come out and had been voted Car of the Year 1998. The motoring Press was raving about it and the company I was working for at the time (Lexis Nexis- part of the Reed Elsevier publishing group) had just relaxed its company car policy enabling me to have one. So, of course I chose the most powerful version- the 2.5 V6 with 195 BHP. As I wasn’t paying for it, I spec’d it up to the max, adding all the extras available at the time including metallic paint, Alpine 6 CD player, electric sunroof, passenger airbag and Momo leather seats with the beautifully embroidered Alfa Romeo logo on the seat backs.

Two years later, in 2000, the part of Reed Elsevier I worked for was sold to another publisher and myself and the other employees transferred over to the new owners as did my company Alfa. (Hence the 2nd keeper showing on the V5.)

In 2002, it was time to change company cars so I bought the Alfa off my company and gave it to my wife. (Hence she is the 3rd and current keeper showing on the V5). She has been driving it ever since and loving it. She much prefers driving it to the Volvo estate but the kids complain it’s cramped in the back. Although I love driving it occasionally, I have my own Volvo XC90 and the Alfa is just not getting enough use now and we really can’t justify all these cars.

So, I thought I’d see if anyone would like this lovely 156 which is still as tight and powerful as the day we got it. At 94K miles, it has averaged just 5,500 per year and never been thrashed.

Service History
14 service stamps in the Service Booklet. Serviced every year, initially by Alfa Romeo franchised dealers, then by independent garages. The service booklet shows:

22/12/99: 12,246 miles
27/11/00: 24,474 miles
16/11/01: 35,697 miles
11/06/03: 43,898 miles
04/01/05: 52,506 miles
16/11/05: 61,244 miles
13/11/06: 64,499 miles
12/11/07: 66,737 miles
19/11/09: 70,836 miles
23/11/10: 74,112 miles
11/11/11: 77,427 miles
09/11/12: 82,318 miles
19/11/13: 85,852 miles
11/11/14: 88,380 miles
26/10/15: 91,726 miles (air / pollen filters and levels checked)

Current miles approx: 94,300

Engine
Let’s face it, you’ll be buying this car for its glorious quad cam V6 power plant developing 195BHP. I believe this engine is what the 250 BHP 3.2 GTA engine is derived from. The engine sounds absolutely fabulous, pulls like a train and is silky smooth. Revving this car out brings a grin to my face each time. You are up to 70mph in the bat of an eye but it feels like 40mph! The engine fires up right away and settles into a steady idle. Believe it or not, this car has never not started or broken down in the 17.5 years we’ve had it. It has been ultra reliable needing just service items and things like exhausts, brakes and a new radiator,

Gearbox
6 speed box which works as it should. Put it in 6th and the revs drop right down giving you a quiet, more economical ride.

Interior
Very strylish blue leather seats in good condition. Lovely wood effect steering wheel with matching dash trim and real wood original gear knob which was recently replaced. Comes with the original thick Alfa floor mats. There is a ski hatch through the rear seat squab. Electric windows all round and central looking with two working key remotes.

Tyres
4 matching almost new Good Year Efficient Grip tyres. (Front fitted about 5 months ago and the rears shortly before that.) See pictures for tread depth.

Bodywork
Nice shiny condition with a couple of car park dings as you’d expect from a car this age. But no major dents or rusty areas.

Electrics
Everything works perfectly and no dash warning lights have ever come on.

Recent items
It’s recently had four new tyres, a new pollen filter and a new air filter. The oil and filter were changed about 5500 miles ago.

Mirrors
Electric mirrors which are heated I think. Both centrally controlled from the inside and work perfectly
Climate Control
Works fine- we’ve had it serviced when needed.

Driver and passenger air bags
Passenger side can be de-activated

Will need new rear silencer for next MOT

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So, there you have it- a car with an engine to die for that has never let us down and which cost my employers £24K new and that you can have for the price of a major service!

Located in Sunbury, Surrey, TW16, Junc 1 of M3

Others specifications

POWER ASSISTED STEERING
ABS
CLIMATE CONTROL
ALL ROUND ELECTRIC WINDOWS
ELECTRIC/HEATED DOOR MIRRORS
DRIVER & FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAGS
DEACTIVATION SWITCH
5 THREE POINT SEATBELTS
REMOTE CONTROL
CENTRAL DOOR LOCKING
ALARM AND IMMOBILISER
REACH/RAKE ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN
HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE FRONT DRIVERS SEAT
LUMBAR SUPPORT
REAR ARMREST
TINTED GLASS
SKI HATCH
HEADLIGHT WASHERS-working fine
FRONT FOG LIGHTS
ALPINE RADIO/CASSETTE PLAYER WITH 6 CD AUTO-CHANGER IN BOOT
6 SPEAKERS
15" 'TELEDIAL' ALLOY WHEELS
SPACESAVER SPARE WHEEL
FULL BOOK PACK IN ORIGINAL FOLDER
TWO KEYS
V5
SERVICE BOOKLET
TOOLS ALL PRESENT


 

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