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Alfa Romeo 147 Hatchback review

2001 - 2009 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £13,190 - £19,550
Used prices £630 - £4,828
Road tax cost £255 - £415
Insurance group 24 - 33
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 409 - 634 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Strong diesel engine, good six-speed gearbox, Italian styling, neat handling


Limited rear passenger space, firm ride, cabin quality issues

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Voted Car of the Year in 2001 before it even went on sale here, Alfa’s sleek, sporting 147 hatchback has appealing Italian styling, advanced engines, fine handling and competitive pricing against premium offerings from Audi and BMW. What Alfa has lacked is a reputation for longevity, although the 147 has proven to be one of the firms more reliable models.

Facelifted in 2005 with the new-look Alfa face and a light interior makeover, even in its later years there remains much to like about this stylish hatchback.