2002 Alfa Romeo 147 Selespeed 2.0 Twinspark
Nothing serious yet. The thin rubber chin "spoiler" is really vulnerable and only stapled on. It separated early on and will be replaced at the first service.
There is an annoying noise from the doors which would appear to be the result of the extremely snug window seals rubbing slightly.
There is no CD stacker on this car, but the stereo occasionally hunts for it. This requires me to turn the whole system of and on again which "fixes" it.
This car ticks all the right boxes for me.
It looks a million dollars.
It is quick, comfortable and safe.
Electronic aids have taken a while to get used to, but seem to work well, eg EBD tends to pitch a under moderate braking - very disconcerting at first.
The Selespeed is also growing on me, but has taken a lot of time and practice to get used to.
The interior is lovely, but the instruments are hard to read in daylight because of reflections.
The finish seems very good, nice thunky door closing and everything seems well put together - at least as good as my old VW Polo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2003