Other Alfa Romeo 156 (1997 - 2005) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?


    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Nice looking car! Comfortable.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably a 159 sportwagon.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Subaru wagon, or maybe a Chrysler 300c estate.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I had looked at the Parkers valuation and paid "book" for a nice condition car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Nice car to travel with my bicycles in the back.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Handles well. TS engine is slow compared to other cars I have had, and gets thirsty when pushed.

    What's it like to park?

    As expected. Slightly limited turning circle, but no bother.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Crankshaft position sensor- but then this Bosch part has failed on other cars I have had too. I don't blame Alfa.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Able to get a couple of bikes in the boot without too much trouble.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Handy storage net in the boot. Place to tuck the headrests when the seats are dropped.