1994 Alfa Romeo 155 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Calibra

Summary:

As enjoyable as going through divorce

Faults:

Clutch died at 50,000 miles.

Water pump went, needed replacement.

Power steering pump pulley fell apart.

Air con needed re gassing.

Cam belt hydraulic tension fell apart, got replaced with an aftermarket mechanical unit.

Exhaust rusted away.

Heater matrix leaked coolant into the car.

Crankshaft sensor died.

Coolant sensor died.

General Comments:

The car is a genuine joy to drive short distances. Power and grunt from low down is truly superb, and the v6 engine is truely a gem. I cannot fault the engine, however all the ancillaries just seem to fail on a regular basis which costs an awful to to fix! I cannot see how much enjoyment there is when the car is off the road in the garage for most of the time. The interior is not of great quality, and there is so little room in the engine bay, any work there (which is frequent) is simply awful!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st April, 2004

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 TS Silverstone 1.8 8v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 8v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carHyundai Lantra

Summary:

Be different, buy an Alfa

Faults:

Cracked headlight.

Rear door seal allowing water into car.

Oil temperature gauge not working.

All these things were wrong when I bought the car, and I knew about them!!!

General Comments:

This car is a real head turner in the Silverstone trim. The adjustable rear spoiler and adjustable front valance along with the side skirts make this car look really aggressive.

The suspension is quite hard and there is very little body roll, which makes this car handle great.

Once the exhaust is hot, the low rumble you get when this car is cold is transformed into a great sounding rasp from as low as 2000rpm. Turns heads when you drive slowly through town.

The speed sensitive steering always gives good feedback from the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2002

10th Dec 2002, 08:54

Whats this about adjustable rear spoiler and front valence?

I just purchased this model on saturday - I am 21 yrs old and it's a great car I love it!

Nadcrasher@ntlworld.com.

Email me if you know!

Nad.

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 1.8 twin spark from Malta

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 twin spark Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles

Summary:

A wonderful car

Faults:

Usual "Alfatitis"!!

Intermitting central locking problems.

Apart from that, the alternator belt sometimes makes a clinking sound when the car is not driven daily.

General Comments:

I LOVE IT!!!

The looks, the sound, the power of this engine is terrific.

Roadholding is also superb even though it has the standard wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2000

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 Cloverleaf Q4 2.0 16v turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance117500 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 155 2.0 TS

Summary:

A car you can drop peoples jaws with

Faults:

98,000 rebuilt Engine, new clutch, general wear items.

General Comments:

One of the very best Q cars. Looks like a regular 155, but has awesome performance. Very rare and fast and great fun to use for baiting more obvious but less competent performance cars. If you can find a good one, get it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2000

12th Feb 2001, 12:09

Respect! You have one of the most desirable cars around!!!

24th Sep 2001, 03:30

I have one too.

Mine is a 1994 model and I bought it with 85 000 KMs.

An amazing car.

But does someone know how many cars have been made?

Gpierre_yves@hotmail.com

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 2.5 V6 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Radiator fan did not work (bad connector), small oil leak in sump due to hitting a rock.

General Comments:

Wonderful car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 1999

27th Nov 2001, 16:03

They are great cars, due to a company car (Alfa 156 1.9 JTD aka "The lorry engine") my 155 V6 will get an easier life. Nothing comes close to the Alfa V6..

Life can be good :)

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 Evoluzione 1.8 T.Spark petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.8 T.Spark petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Blown fuse (ignition system).

Exhaust replaced 100,000 miles (rust).

New windscreen wiper arm.

Leak in heater radiator (new valve).

General Comments:

As all "Alfisti" know, these are great cars - sporty, stylish and not the dreary Golf/Audi/BMW standard fare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 1998

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 8 reviews