Alfa Romeo 147 Review from Bulgaria

2004 Alfa Romeo 147 JTD 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Ypsilon


Good looks, comfortable, quick for a diesel


The serpentine belt of the alternator tore. Turned out that I forgot to change it last time I changed the belts. My fault.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

Good performance, feels like a petrol car. Quick responses and good handling. I have not gone over 160 km/h, as I do believe in common sense.

During winter conditions and heavy rain it has worked flawlessly, and never left me on the side of the road.

No marks for the dealer, as I have not used an official dealer - too costly, and we have only one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2013

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review