2003 Alfa Romeo 147 Lusso 1.6 from UK and Ireland
A Gorgeous Motor
Condensation or water in Driving Lamp.
Brake pedal rubber disintegrated.
Creak on front suspension.
I love this car, it's in Alfa Red with tan leather upholstery and 17" Sports Wheels. Unbelievably I got it new in May 2003 for £12,000 from a UK Alfa Dealer with full UK 3 Year Warranty. Had a Fiat Bravo before which after 7 years of load lugging was seriously goosed.
Was not sure about the Tan Leather as it's a bit effeminate, but it really lifts the gloom of the interior, even if it picks up dye from clothes.
Firm handling means you tend to try and avoid potholes and drain covers.
Love the hi-tech touches like the 'soft' interior lights and radio/cd mute controls, they just fade in and out.
You need a degree in IT to understand all the functions of the On Board Computer and watching the Fuel Consumption display can get very addictive!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2004
8th Mar 2004, 22:28
Tan leather is effeminate? Since when? Did anyone tell the Italians this? Or how about my JagXJ8 designer?
Seriously, this is just a Yank searching for info on a Alfa 147 he has booked for the month of May in Italy/Sicily.
Does the tan leather color transfer to my clothes, or do my dark slacks transfer to the tan leather?
Looks like fun to drive. Does it have a luggage cover when the rear seats are folded down? --Native Californian.
1st Apr 2004, 03:54
I obviously need to come to terms with my feminine side more!
Re the colour transfer onto the seats, it is from your clothes to the leather, but I have found a good cleaner that lifts it off well.
No luggage net for when the rear seats are down, but I think one of the extra packs (is it Comfort or Winter?) provides an elasticated net for just the boot area.
Mind, I guess the specs. will differ according to the markets.
Enjoy your month with the Alfa! :)