2002 Alfa Romeo 147 Twin Spark 1.6


Superb driving machine


Squeaking sounds on the meter console and doors.

Rattling engine sound during acceleration and cold start.

Squeaking clutch sound.

General Comments:

It is a beautiful car inside out.

Handling is superb for a 1.6 liter car although it could use a little bit more torque.

The rattling sound was a bit annoying since the dealer could not rectify the problem after 3 visits. Just took the car from the garage today and the rattling sound is still there. It seems that the sound came from the timing belt. Need to pay a visit to the garrage again and a few more days without a car.

Overall, the car is fine except for the problems and inefficiency of the dealer in terms of service. There is no courtesy car. Otherwise it is good value for money considering the specs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2004