2000 Alfa Romeo 156 2.5




Nothing relevant, suspension requires some lubrication particularly in summer months to prevent becoming a bit noisy.

So far behaves as reliable as my good old Toyota.

The dealer service was not very good so I moved to a specialist Italian Workshop, they really know the car and the service is inexpensive, certainly cheaper than my wife's previous Honda CRV and Chevy Blazer and comparable with my old Toyota Hilux.

General Comments:

Extraordinary road handling and cornering.

The 2.5 engine makes it feel like a rocket. (my friends call it the "Ferrari of the poor"...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2005

2002 Alfa Romeo 156 Twin Spark 2.0 petrol


An Italian masterpiece


I bought this car new, so those are my first impressions. Anyway, nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

After my reliable Fiat Marea, I wanted a better Italian car. The 156 was a good option, in a market where most other cars look all the same.

This car is a masterpiece. Is a serious head turner. People go back to see what model is and how the rear doors open.

Handling is superb, well above my limited driving abilities.

The dashboard is racy, with good plastics. The dials are a nice touch.

The engine sound is a dream. Sometimes I turn off the radio just to hear it scream over 3500 rpm!! No other drivers can or want to catch me in a stoplight.

Surely, this is the car of my life: I bought it with great sacrifice. For the first time, I think having an Alfa is not a pain.

It's a true alternative to those cold and soulless German cars, especially Audis.

Keep the car clean. This beauty deserves it.

Thanks Alfa!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002