1999 Alfa Romeo 146 T-Spark 1.4
Wonderful driving motor
Some small niggling problems like the rear washer becoming detached, but easy to fix.
Doors made horrible cracking noise on opening and closing, common problem on these cars.
Main problem was the clutch going at 60,000 miles. Made the mistake of taking it to a dealer so it was off the road for about 4-5 days and cost €650 in labour alone. Parts were only €200.
Great little car, the 1.4 engine gives enough power for what it is. The handling is nice and direct with lots of grip.
Its got more character then any other 5 door small family car I can think of.
Nice car to own just avoid main dealers for servicing and it should be just fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2007