Alfa Romeo 156 Review from Belgium

1998 Alfa Romeo 156 Twin Spark Kit Sport 1.8 TS 16v

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 TS 16v Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance49850 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156 1.8 TS 16 V

Summary:

Great drive at a nice price

Faults:

Servo oil pipe leak.

Rattle in the dashboard.

General Comments:

Unique design and competitive price (compared to BMW, Audi,...).

Quality significantly improved (compared to previous models).

Scope for improvement in dealership service level, 20.000 KM servicing quite expensive.

Suspension insufficient when loaded (3+ passengers and luggage).

Braking power insufficient for performance driving, ABS functions too early.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2000

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review