1998 Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf Bad ass 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland
It's an Alfa - there's lots to go wrong!
I've been 5 dealers ,and they can't sort out the hunting.
It doesn't work, and it's expensive, however it feels so close to being a Ferrari driver when it works, but not the expense!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2007
26th Apr 2014, 16:09
Buy one now, the Cloverleaf version, before there's none left! When you hit 3.5k revs, it's like the first time you're in a plane and it goes balls out on the runway when taking off. The engine is a beaut and loves to rev. I've had one for 7 years, and the only time I needed the AA was once when I was low on petrol and parked on a steep hill. The other time the alternator belt came off as one of the alternator pulley bearings was worn.
It had 80,000 miles when I bought it and now has over 140,000 on it. Apart from a few holes that needed patching on the near 20 year old exhaust, it's been a great car. I've had a Porsche 3.2, and whilst the 145 ain't gonna match that, it's more fun as you can use all the power.
I've had two speed awareness courses in the 145, but no points on my licence.
Check the underbody as most examples are getting on. If you find a low mileage one, 80-90k, buy buy buy!