2002 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA 3.2 V6 from UK and Ireland
Great looking car, but not quite good enough for the money
Built in mobile phone didn't work from new.
Jacking point cover was broken from new.
Radio security card tray was broken from new.
3 keys stopped working in 2 years.
The GTA is a great car to be in, it looks great from the outside and the cabin is nicely finished, well laid out and better built that I was expecting.
The engine is terrific, power right the way through the revs and it sounds great, only problem is that it can't manage to put 250PS through the front wheels, does a good job with all the electronic gizmos, but most of the time you can't use the power.
Likewise with the handling, it is good, but not up to the rivals.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th November, 2004
I'm sorry, I just have to correct that statement.. it's my duty as a 156 GTA owner to inform you that you can indeed use the power. Drive in one with a friend, or go to the dealers and drive one. Don't be too hasty to knock the GTA until you have driven it.
You'll see just how red your blood is, your veins will swell up to your skin under the intensity of your pulsing/palpitating heart, you'll find yourself smiling for no apparent reason, the noise of the V6 engine will ring in your head for a long long time, may even induce sleeptalking (only this time you won't get into trouble for calling out another womans name in your sleep),innocent bystanders will admire you not for who you are, but for what you drive.
Sorry, driving a GTA is a constant rush. That is the only medication I take. 250mg of GTA.. everyday
250 bhp through the front wheels has never been achieved totally successfully, and the Alfa is no exception.
It is not as bad as made out though, and certainly not unusable.