Alfa Romeo 166 Review from Germany

2000 Alfa Romeo 166 Super 3.0 V6 24V

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 24V Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

Individual business express

Faults:

Rear window lifters broke (replaced several times under warranty).

External door handles corroded (replaced several times under warranty).

Rear brakes seized.

General Comments:

This car is an individualist's alternative to the ubiquitous Germans.

It has attractive external optics and a truly stunning interior full of Italian style.

The car is well equipped with excellent seats and climate control. The suspension is astonishingly comfortable. This makes this Alfa a very capable mile eater for long fast autobahn blasts.

The engine is incredible. This has to be one of the best engines in its class ever made. The sound is just terrific. A spine tingling growl, becoming a Formula One shriek once revved. The only disadvantage is that the engine is annoyingly thirsty. Fuel consumption when driven hard is on a par with an old V12 Jaguar. This is hard to believe but true.

The car is reliable, but quite expensive to service and operate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd July, 2013

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review