Alfa Romeo 147 Review from Portugal

2001 Alfa Romeo 147 Distinctive 1.9 JTD

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 JTD Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra


A cuore sportivo diesel


The car had several assembly faults.

Loose door rubbers

Cigarette? burned driver seat

Check panel had a permanent blank line.

All these problems where fixed by the dealer in the first month.

After seven months the car has had zero problems, except for the CD error/ changer issue.

General Comments:

This is my first Alfa Romeo ever and I am still absolutely stunned.

The 1.9 115 hp engine is very good, including a bit of cuore sportivo. Low fuel consumption, no oil replacement needed at all. Perfect for lots of mileage on highways. Performs quite like a petrol engine.

It's a head-turning car, the interior is also impressive.

Handles like it's on rails, it's nice to take turns while your friends inside your car scream WHOOOAAAA.

I'm very happy with the car, to be perfect, only a 6th gear is missing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2002

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review