2000 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 TS from UK and Ireland
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Electronic keycode, lost the original settings.
This car handles extremely well through bends.
However at low revs in second gear, it sometimes jerks as though starved of gas.
Also could do with better damping on the suspension.
Standard audio system could be much better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th October, 2001
21st Jan 2002, 17:07
I'm updating my previous comments with a few points. Firstly the stuttering of the engine at low revs was due to the car not being properly "TDI'd" after arriving in the country (bought on import! Important procedure if you import your car). Easily sorted reprogramming chip!.
I was charged £70 for the privilege, slightly annoyed by that, though very satisfied by the noticeable performance.
I absolutely LOVE this car, it has not caused me any problems excepting a few minor build quality problems which are correctable or can be improved upon. No problem for the enthusiast!. Nice one Alfa.
If you're thinking of buying this car, DO your homework! Find a good dealer, Build a list of quirks supplied by sites like this and check the car thoroughly!. There's a few bad 156's out there, but also a lot of good one's. It's worth the effort, it really is.
"Thank You God for a good one".
25th Sep 2002, 06:11
My experiences and sentiments exactly! Great car!