1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0ltre V6 gasoline
British Luxury with Italian reliability nightmares
For a while, the car was running on 2 cylinders, the dealer failed to tell me this at 30,000kms. It progressed to 40,000kms. The cylinders where replaced for a total cost of $3000cdn.
All buttons in the car were replaced and re wired, for a total cost of 2800cdn.
Car was damaged slightly in the grille area, this was repaired perfectly for 3$3000cdn.
Scheduled tune ups are expensive, and oil changes cost $1200cdn. from Ferrari dealerships. (Alfa Romeo stopped bringing cars to Canada in 1995).
Electrical problems really are the worse part of this car.
Fuel economy is very poor. The tank is 78litres in size. Large, but you can only get 250 km out of that size.
I am sure I have spent more than $30,000 on the maintenance of this vehicle.
It is an excellent car, handling wise.
Seats are supportive, and comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2004
14th Jun 2005, 07:08
Why use a Ferrari garage for oil changes? Granted you need to use quality oil and filter, but the job itself isn't rocket science. Any competent mechanic can do it.
26th Jul 2005, 18:45
Find yourself a good foreign car mechanic. I have a great one who saves me a lot of money and does better-than-dealer quality work with far more attention to detail.
21st Aug 2005, 17:07
I can't believe that it was running on two cylinders for such an extended period of time without you realising it.
Also $1200 for an oil change is totally ridiculous - you could probably do it yourself for $50.