2002 Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed 2.0 Twin Spark from Thailand
Do not give it to your wife and keep it close to you at all times
Beside the gear shift mount on either side, I found black resin which can be smeared off. I'm not sure if this is due to the heat, but I found a similar spot beside the driver and front passenger seat handles to raise and lower the seat. This could be due to Thailand's humidity compared to places in Europe. I understand Alfa Romeo parts were imported from Italy and then assembled in "Rayong" between 2000 - 2002.
No service manual came with the car and the previous owner also never had one.
Sometimes the light bulb warning light came on and when the rear left light was not working.
I love the Selespeed and it handles much better than my other car - Honda Civic 2.0 (2004) at higher speeds.
The 17" Alfa mags that came with it looks great.
The performance on this car and the engine sound that comes out of it cnnot be compared and can be addictive at high rpms.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2007