Alfa Romeo 146 Review from Slovenia

1996 Alfa Romeo 146 L 1.4

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance103000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

Stylish resemblance of classic Alfas

Faults:

Front left seat belt was getting stuck from the beginning (replaced under warranty).

Occasional problems with acceleration (the car tends to "suffocate"), which was not repaired until the end.

General Comments:

Very nice, stylish car. It's easy to ride, excellent steering, fabulous road holding.

I only don't understand why they put that outdated boxer engine in a new model (they should have waited for new 16 valve engines to come out). However the boxer is in a way fun, as long as you have patience with its roughness.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2001

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review