Extremely reliable, and an absolute joy to own.
The only issue that has arisen is the air conditioning fan (stepper motor). Not a big deal for a nearly 20 year old car.
Additionally, it has absolutely no rust, anywhere, and the original paint still shines like new.
This Alfa is extremely fastest and has incredible handling. Few cars can run with it on the open highway, as its 60-120++++ acceleration abilities are amazing. If you drive one, you will understand.
While the 164S is a serious performance machine, it is not pretentious in anyway, and everyone who admires it gives a smile and thumbs up. It really is a fun car to drive.
BTW, in closing, in addition to its reliability, performance, and great looks, it also gets 25-30 mpg.. All this from a nearly 20 year old Italian import. I guess it was ahead of its time, and no wonder why FIAT (Alfas parent company) now owns Chrysler.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2012