Alfa Romeo 147 Review from Singapore

2002 Alfa Romeo 147 Selespeed 2.0

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Teutonic Slayer

Faults:

None, simply superb.

Singaporeans avoid Alfa Romeos like the black plague because of its bad reputation for poor reliability.

However, the Alfa 147 is completely different in terms of reliability for Alfa Romeo.

General Comments:

The entire set up of the car is just simply superb.

Fast and exciting to drive.

The Selespeed is a gem.

More comfortable than a WRX, but with better performance than an A3 or Golf.

In Singapore, it's a bargain as the 2.0 Selespeed is S$10k to S$25K cheaper than the 1.6L Audi A3 and VW Golf.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2002

21st Mar 2003, 13:20

How is the fuel consumption?

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review