2000 Alfa Romeo 166 Super 3.0 V6 24V


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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