Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews from Sweden

2002 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA 3.2

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 kilometres
Most recent distance53000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

Best car of the decade

Faults:

Parking-lights twice.

General Comments:

Having owned/driven Volvo, BMW, Fiat, Mercedes, VW, Ford, Citroen, I have driven nothing but Alfas since 1990 (33, 155, 156, 156 GTA). I must say that the latest one is the best of them all. Makes me smile on each ride.

Fast and quick, superb handling and stylish like no other car. Really for someone who wants style and performance and personality. Would not replace it with any other car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2008

1999 Alfa Romeo 156 TS 2.0

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 146 2.0 Ti -96

Summary:

Go get one!

Faults:

Two times the airbag warning lights have turned on, wish the garage solved quickly without charging anything for it (the first time it was a cable plug under the passenger seat that had disconnected, dunno what it was the second time).

That's it, oh almost forgot, last week one of the parking light bulbs broke ;)

General Comments:

This is a fully equipped car, with the extra "sport package". The body is lowered, it has 16" wheels, leather seats & steering wheel, kevlar interior, towing hook, side impact airbags, GSM antenna etc.

I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2001

5th May 2001, 09:54

What on earth are you doing putting a tow bar on a performance car??!

18th May 2001, 13:39

Towbar - I believe the 156 would look AMAZING with a sleek speedboat behind it!

1999 Alfa Romeo 156 TS 2.0

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with car this far. It's much too expensive to take the car to the service station.

General Comments:

For some time I had a chance to try a 156 3.0 V6. I find the 2.0 TS much more fun to drive. The smaller engine of the two feels much stronger!

Best buy: 156 2.0 TS!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 1999

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews