Replaced one camshaft at 70000km.
Replaced front and rear brake pads.
Drivers seat foam decomposed!
Electrically operated side mirror (R) failed.
Replaced front and rear shocks.
Replaced flex-joints in the prop shaft at 155000km. The prop shaft couldn't be disassembled so it had to be broken, and was replaced by a used part. (EURO 50!!!)
Oil change every 5000km.
Cloth attached to the sun roof has loosened.
After 10 years, I still enjoy driving this car every day.
Two years ago I became aware of "engine" vibrations and thought that the end was near. I thought I could just drive carefully so as to preserve the engine. When I changed garage the mechanic discovered that the flex-joints in the prop shaft needed replacing. Now it feels like the car is brand new again.
I want to get a 156 but am afraid I won't like the front wheel drive. Then again, I enjoy this car (75) so much I don't want to ditch it!
The car sounds great too. Not like Japanese cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2001