Alfa Romeo 147 Review from Argentina

2002 Alfa Romeo 147 Distinctive 1.9 JTD turbo diesel

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.9 JTD turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Santa Fe


Great looks, Italian style and very reliable. An "ARMANI" car


Had to replace shock absorbers (due to normal wear and tear).

Replace CD stereo (not reading anymore).

General Comments:

Excellent car.

Very reliable; much more than some Mercs I use to own.

Very cheap to drive, and great JTD engine.

Very reliable, I would definitely buy another Alfa Romeo.

I was scared at first of buying an Alfa, because of things said by people. I bought one, and now I know the problems of reliability were wrong, or from the past.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2010

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review