2001 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon TS Veloce 2.0 from UK and Ireland
A bargain at the price (15K on import from Germany)
Dent in bonnet when delivered.
Torn interior trim when delivered.
Handbrake button sticks in if pressed to hard.
Broken Stereo facia.
Difficulty changing out of 4th gear at 60+ MPH.
In spite of the faults, this is a really nice car - much nicer to drive than the Hyundia Coupe I had before it (although, my old MX5 was more fun).
The seats are among the most comfortable I've come across in a car, but lack driver's side lumbar support.
Gearbox is sweet (apart from the 4th gear problem).
Cornering superb (amazing for an estate).
Has a few nice touches on the interior, but the glove box is a joke and it really could do with at least on cup holder for those tedious M25 commutes.
I'm hoping the gearbox problem will be sorted soon (the other faults are being sorted this week), I'll then be happy with the car (even though it's really for my wife to use for her district nursing job).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2002