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  • Summary

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What does this car say about you?

    This is always a wierd question, I'm sure people make their own minds up. It should be retitled "What do you WANT people to think about you"

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

    Not that impressed, Alfas build quality must be the stuff of legend.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No, very pretty but too many niggles, also the diesel engines are not particularly economical and very expensive to repair.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Volvo V70R

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    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?

    September 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not really, chose the newest best I could find and paid appropriately

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Looks, had one previously

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Nice compromise between sporty handling and comfort, feels stylish inside, always feels like you are in something special.

    What's it like to park?

    Dead easy

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Seriously, wipers packed up, less seriously just annoying build quality niggles like pieces of trim coming loose, and lots of rattles from the dashboard.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Not that practical as an estate, but much better than the saloon. Best viewed as a large hatchback

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Powerful diesel engine