Good car if you have a couple of grand always on standby
Nothing major has gone wrong, a couple of lights burnt out and I replaced a fuse or two.
But now I'm having the worst problem of all; the car will just turn off when idling randomly. It scares the crap out of me, especially when I'm in traffic. I've done some reading and it seems to be the crank sensor (TDC), and it's just a cable, yet it costs $140. Labor is ridiculous as usual from Alfa.
Now you say that's not so bad. Well I just had a huge service at 120,000K's where I paid $2,400.00, so I didn't expect this.
And its crazy when I'm driving in peak hour traffic and there is a bus behind and the car just dies; yeah let's just say they not the most patient people.
Pretty comfortable, it's got some guts and it's nice to look at. Not only will I never buy an Alfa again, but I will not buy any European car again. Here I come Honda. I think this is a shame, because just before this happened, I was planning to go and buy a brand new Alfa 159 ti, so I think Alfa Romeo have shot themselves in the foot with this one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th November, 2008