Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews from Finland

2000 Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed 2.0

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Nice car

Faults:

Quality of paint is poor, had to repaint some parts of the car.

Hydraulic pump failed at 80000km.

General Comments:

I have been very pleased with the car. It's great to drive and looks good.

Seven years and 10000km without any major problems. Selespeed has worked well, only gearbox pump had to be changed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2007

2000 Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed 2.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Beautiful

Faults:

Selespeed hydraulic pump failed leaving gear to neutral. At this time car had driven 77000km, cost of repair 750

General Comments:

Car is really good to drive, and except pump failure there has not been any malfunctions at all. When I was buying this car I was worried about comments written on these pages untill I checked also comments about A4 and 3series. You can't really evaluate realibility of some model from these pages, only find out which kind of failures are most common.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

2000 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon Selespeed

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Selespeed Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance26000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

A good experience to drive and also have it

Faults:

Drivers seat were in some way on one side. Seats have a bit poor carriage compare with exactly the same type of seats of my earlier Alfa 156 1.8 Sportwagon.

Selespeed gear had done some peculiar behaving in some situations.

Accelerate from 0-100 km/h is nearly 13 seconds as it should be something like 9 seconds!

General Comments:

This car is excellent to drive. Selespeed gear is nice when you got used to it. 2.0 liter motor has anyway performance enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2002

1998 Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24V

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 24V Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 155 2.0 16V TS

Summary:

Superb car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great car, looks good, superb handling even in winter times. Hope everyone gets change to test drive it.

If you like more sporty suspension go for the sportspack with lowered suspension and low profile tyres.

Build quality is good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews