1996 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4 2.0 turbo
Cheapest adventure ends expensive (for nothing)
It's a very stylish and fast car with very good road-holding, but the service and running costs are too expensive. The full fuel tank (65 liters of gasoline) lasts for only approximately 230 kilometers (even if you do not let the turbocharger take you to hell).
There is so much noise in the cabin, all the 4 doors, seats, the ceiling: impossible to ride without the volume of the radio pumped up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st January, 2001
If you had any idea what Alfa Romeo was about, you would enjoy the noise and the ride. You have one of the most superb feeling and handling cars in the world (fun too), but if you want a quiet, lifeless car that you can listen to the radio in, go back to bmw. Who listens to the radio in his Alfa Romeo anyway?
I see the previous commenter's point, no offense, but Alfas are really far from being purists' machines, and as they age, they start to spurt out mechanical and electrical issues. Most Alfas are as sexy as hell, but let's admit it; they are also money pits. I had a very close experience with a 156 and a little less with a 147. The 156 was literally falling apart and 147 was not the most reliable car I'd ever seen. Owners' point of view? They just loved their cars. Of course there are Alfa enthusiasts out there and nothing will keep them from admiring and enjoying their cars. If you are one of them, you should go ahead and get one by all means. It could be worth almost all the trouble.