Alfa Romeo 146 Reviews from Greece

1999 Alfa Romeo 146 TS 1.4

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Excellent quality family car

Faults:

Electric starter problem at 130,000 km. Only time road assistance carried the car.

Manual shift lock problem - because on a long trip my uncle thought the gearbox worked like an old Nissan!

General Comments:

I own the 1.4 (103) Twinspark engine. Apart from being a thirsty inside town and motorway at speeds of 130 km and more, I have absolutely no problem with this car.

When it was newer (until 100k) I used to push this car far because of my work that had to travel daily about 340 km (that is why this car has the high mileage).

It is very comfortable, lots of space, big boot, absolutely no silly Italian noises, and no rust.

Lots of friends of mine had the same car, most of them sold it so far. Although it is not a japanese made car, it is definitely not a problematic car as most say. If you work it nice, it would be nice without any problems. If you think you own a rocket and drive like that, then...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2010

1999 Alfa Romeo 146 TS 1.6

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 kilometres
Most recent distance73000 kilometres
Previous carAustin Healey Metro

Summary:

Good car but you need to be a technician to own it

Faults:

Lamda sensor on 30000km.

Clutch disk on 25000km (500euro)

Changing of rear disk pincer on 55000km.

Changing of clutch pump on 70000km.

Need of changing of all 8 spark plugs at 45000km (it supposed to be changed at 100000km)

My engine belt was broken while was driving at 65000km even though that it was changed on the last service.

Rear right window doesn’t work for 2 years now.

General Comments:

Something good that I have to say for this car is about its interior space. It is big inside and with big trunk which can fit whatever you want. A big disadvantage is the absence of cup holder for your coffee.

It is stylish, good handling, good acceleration and breaking but very bad on u-turns and parking due to big circle of turn.

The consumption is a bit high for its engine.

Very disappointed from the support and service of Alfa dealers and service places in Greece. Very difficult to find a good alfa technician, still haven’t one yet.

Bad quality of the paint.

Not many accessories for this model.

Alfa is charging like crazy for bad quality parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st June, 2008

1999 Alfa Romeo 146 t.s. 1.4 gas

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres

Summary:

It makes my day

Faults:

Sometimes, when I slowdown and have first or second gear, the motor goes off. I read somewhere that maybe the lambda of exhaust maybe broken. I haven't go for service yet.

General Comments:

The design of this car, after 5 years, is still very attractive. Beautiful mask, spoilers and cabin.

Very comfortable seats for the driver and the passengers.

The air condition have got strong performance and the equipment is full.

Marvelous holds and great breaks.

Excellent sensation of steering and very predictable car.

And finally, the wonderful sound of the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2004

1998 Alfa Romeo 146 1.6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Ascona

Summary:

Don't let rumors about quality stand in your way

Faults:

Squeaky sounds at 100.000 kilometers.

Broken transmission leaver.

General Comments:

This car handles like no other with an excellent steering wheel that gives the driver a lot of information.

The interior is nice, but moderately comfortable.

The engine is very powerful and in normal conditions economical.

The overall quality is surprisingly good and way better than of an equivalent French made car.

It is a beauty to look at, even after 8 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2004

1997 Alfa Romeo 146 LUSSO 1.4 TWIN SPARK

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 TWIN SPARK Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

Perfect italian girlfriend!!!

Faults:

17000km high oil consumption. replace valves rubbers.

60000km replace valve's chronism variable.

69000km replace engine's cracked head.

General Comments:

Excellent brakes.

The suspension need to be replaced for fast driving. after the replacement it handles like it's on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

6th Mar 2005, 03:04

Would like to know from Greece comments on crack head on 1997 Alfa Romeo 146 1.4 twin spark. I also have a cracked head and would like to know where will be a site to order a another one. Please e-mail comments to hectorrivera@terra.es.

1999 Alfa Romeo 146 t.s. 1.6

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 kilometres
Most recent distance53000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

A passionate Italian girl..

Faults:

Things are going impressively well up to now.

General Comments:

It is a very exciting car, with a wonderful engine in terms of sound and power.

The handling could have been better, perhaps it is because of the rear shock absorbers that look tired.

Electronics and the electric stuff work fine, I do not have even a burnt lamp.

Surely more reliable than I expected.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2003

2nd Mar 2004, 05:16

I am pleased that your alfa has been reliable, and can assure you that it will remain so. My 1.8 TS has clocked around 60,000 miles with no major problems at all. My tip to any alfa owner would be -- When your warranty has expired, do not return to your dealership, and for regular service do it yourself or find a good mechanic. Alfas are not difficult to work on, and all spares are so easily obtainable its well worth a go.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews