2002 Alfa Romeo 156 Veloce 2.0JTS from UK and Ireland
A stylish, high performance piece of poor quality junk
Dealer recall due to faulty level sensors.
Wind screen wiper failure.
Key failure preventing entry to vehicle.
Alarm fault - ongoing as dealers have tried 3 times to repair.
Ignition coil failure resulting in breakdown. Alfa unable to supply part for 5 weeks, but eventually took a part from a showroom model.
Engine management problems on 5 occasion each requiring a dealer visit.
Car off road for 19 days in 9 months!!
Alfa customer relations are almost impossible to get hold of and do not even give an address or contact number on their reply! They are ignoring all of my correspondence.
The Alfa 156 is fantastic to drive. Regrettably if you are seduced by its beauty and performance you like me are a fool. These attributes are irrelevant when your car lives on a dealers ramp rather than the road where it should be.
Be warned about the ability and interest of Alfa and their dealers when the inevitable quality problems arise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2003