1999 Alfa Romeo 146 TS 1.4
Excellent quality family car
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!
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