Other Alfa Romeo 156 (1997 - 2005) models:

  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    You like a car that drives like a BMW and can keep up with a BMW, sort of looks like a BMW but you cant afford a BMW.

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

    I had alot of people walk past looking at the car, its sort of one of those cars that are becoming very thin on the ground, you don't tend to see many of them around the town. Defo future classic cars.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes and sort of disappointed I sold it because if it had been an Automatic I would have gladly have kept it for many years.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Bought a Saab 9-5 Griffin V6 as I needed an automatic car with a bit more grunt than a piddly small auto.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    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?

    November 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Guy wanted a quick sale, due to short MOT.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed a good reliable car quickly as my other had died on me.

    What was the dealer like?

    Not Applicable.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very good to drive, you will find the driving position good, comfortable, but the suspension is rather soft and you tend to bounce all over the place, not good for town driving but the 1.8 petrol engine will give very good fuel economy both in the town and on the main roads.

    What's it like to park?

    Not the best car to try and park, owing to the fact it lacks rear parking sensors, ive seen a few of these cars with scuffed and crunched rear bumpers, rear visibility is poor.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Had a front end Squeak, resolved with a new set of Droplinks on both sides, really easy fix cost a tenner for the parts.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Boot space, very good for an estate model and will carry alot of shopping.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The Alfa Alloy Wheels really make the car stand out from the crowd. Not many of the Sportswagon model left on the road and highly sought after.