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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon (00-05) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £14,920 - £24,070
Used price £430 - £2,450
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £200 - £325
Insurance group 23 - 31 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Wonderfully styled, hugely enjoyable to drive, strong diesel engines

CONS

Not especially practical, less boot space than the saloon, reliability issues

Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon rivals

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The 156 Sportwagon is a 'lifestyle estate', which in short means that it's trendy, respectable to have on the drive, but lacks the interior space of a traditional load-lugger. Its subtle and pure styling may give it the edge over rivals like the BMW 3-Series as the choice of a design-led individual, but it's neither as solidly built nor as spacious as its German rivals.

It gives a lot of driving pleasure even with the smaller engines, and it's also much cheaper to buy.

Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon rivals

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