1995 Alfa Romeo 145 1.4 from Netherlands


Warning for this dangerous car!!!



It just stops without cause while waiting at the red light, but even worse when driving at high speed. Sometimes suddenly the motor speed will be limited without reason at about 2000rpm.

The problem?? They just don't know... (3 garages)

I don't dare to take my children to have a Sunday ride anymore because I'm afraid that when it will stop again, I'll have an accident.

How could something like this be approved by the safety autorities! A shame.

This car moves like an elephant. It looks good as well but that is it.

General Comments:


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th November, 2000

30th Jun 2003, 06:12

I have a similar problem on my 1998 1.6 twin spark junior.

Poor ticket over fluctuates between 600rpm and 2000rpm, on pull away will suddenly die and not rise above 2000rpm.

When on the move the car appears to "mis".

Mine has also been into the garage many times all with large bills and no improvement.

Does any body have a solution?



18th Nov 2004, 05:34

I bought my 145 1.8 ts year 1997. And I am surprised to hear about your problems with your Alfa's. Because mine works better than a Mercedes. I can only suggest that you should check all the sensor (debimeter or something like that, or perhaps cold start sensor,...)

I'm sorry not an expert I only had more than 15 Alfas already.

I hope you'll be able to repair your cars, because they are actually good cars.

2nd Dec 2009, 05:24

Almost for sure is the crank sensor. If you have some DIY skills, buy it on e-bay - it will cost you around 25€. It's located near the connection between the gearbox and the engine block. Unplug it, unscrew it and replace it.

Just enjoy the Boxer sound and get cool...

1995 Alfa Romeo 145 1.7 16v from UK and Ireland


Front suspension arm replaced at c. 3 years (25k miles); new set of brake pads at c. 3 years; sunroof motor went west at c. 5 years (30k miles).

Other than that, just the odd squeak and rattle, nothing too much.

General Comments:

A joy to drive, the Boxer engine makes a wonderful sound. Upon purchase friends were surprised at the space and comfort, not to mention all the goodies for so cheap a car.

On the down side, stuff seems to wear out faster than it should, and it costs a fair amount to run. Experiences with dealers have also been mixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 1999