The car's got to go
I've decided that I'll never buy a manual gearbox 164 until I've sold the auto-box car.
Alfa Romeo 164s are one of the automobile world's best kept secrets. They run well with excellent speed and acceleration with the kind of comfort you would get in £30,000 cars. Because nobody wants them they sell from around £500.
This one has only partially let me down once (corrosion in the wiring loom, up front near the grill and that was very easy and cheap to fix). It failed to start in torrential rain but when it stopped raining and dried out I managed to fire it up and drive it to the garage.