1998 Alfa Romeo 156 TS 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Stylish and fast!
Intermittently stutters, possibly clutch problem.
Original Alpha Romeo radio is a joke.
Alpha sill-trim/body-kit starting to come unstuck.
I love this car!
It's amazingly fast for a 2.0 litre and it sounds almost like a V6 when accelerating away. Much faster than my ST24!
The handling is superb around corners and it gives you total feedback from the road surface.
It has its faults and some things seem to be made cheaper than they perhaps should have been..
But, all faults are forgiven when you park it in the company car-park amongst the rash of boring, German-styled, exec-mobiles and Japanese runabouts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th September, 2002
30th Nov 2007, 07:14
Ditto re: dealers, I really really want to buy another Alfa, but my time with the dealers has been such a miserable experience it's very unlikely simply because there is no independent garage/mechanic in my area. I mean we're talking about a main dealer once refusing to replace a head gasket for gawd's sake! (I know I should have learnt, but I didn't)