Alfa Romeo 166 Review from Lebanon

2000 Alfa Romeo 166 Sportronic Lusso 3.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 kilometres
Most recent distance41000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL

Summary:

Love ITALY

Faults:

A/C fault, probably needs regasing.

Front RH Bearing changed,but I have a feeling it was a bad decision and the tyres are the real culprits.

Slight hesitation at 1500,maybe MAF.

General Comments:

One of the best cars to drive in this segment and one that makes you feel you're in the driving seat.

Having owned Mercs, BMW's and Lancia's, my original belief came back to haunt me.. Any Italian car is a driver's car, specially Alfa's and the 166 even with its size, always delivers satisfaction for its elegance, power and design.

I am looking now for a nice late series spider to go with the 166 as a weekend toy.. Got to go all the way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2008

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review