have been offered above car with about 100k klms on it.how much should i be paying & how pricey are parts.also apart from oil consumption,what other issues are there with these models or indeed alfas generally.any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Can't say that the price in Aussie is, in Denmark a '99 156 2,0 is between 10 and 15 % of the price when new, Selespeed is no higher than manuel, value of a Selespeed with gear box problems or any '99 156 with smashed engine is zerro.
On a '99 Selespeed the gear box should have been changed, early ones had lots of problems.
All 156s need the tooth belt and pulleys change every 3 year or max 80000 km. Normal
service or maintanance is not complicated. Only buy any car that age if a service history is with the car.
BTW, Alfa is spelled this way.