Other Alfa Romeo 156 (1997 - 2005) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    You don't follow the pack - German cars are lovely in all aspects, but, somehow, lack the soul (feel) of the Alfa. They are very individual.

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

    Always a talking point. Our teenage daughter has only known us to drive an Alfa.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes. Most likely the 3.2 GTA.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    3.2 GTA. Not sure what model.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

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    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    February 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Exchanged my old Alfa 156 as the engine needed extensive work.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Love Alfas.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Not the fastest car. That's not what Alfas are about: Always guaranteed 'smiles-per-miles'. Excellent handling and unique interior styling. That's an Alfa Romeo.

    What's it like to park?

    Parking is fine. The only glitch is when the car has the family onboard... when it rains it tends to mist up quicker than most other cars.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    No. Only usual car stuff: new battery, tyres...

    What's most practical about your car?

    The boot is large enough for our daily needs and shopping.

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