An Italian masterpiece
I bought this car new, so those are my first impressions. Anyway, nothing has gone wrong.
After my reliable Fiat Marea, I wanted a better Italian car. The 156 was a good option, in a market where most other cars look all the same.
This car is a masterpiece. Is a serious head turner. People go back to see what model is and how the rear doors open.
Handling is superb, well above my limited driving abilities.
The dashboard is racy, with good plastics. The dials are a nice touch.
The engine sound is a dream. Sometimes I turn off the radio just to hear it scream over 3500 rpm!! No other drivers can or want to catch me in a stoplight.
Surely, this is the car of my life: I bought it with great sacrifice. For the first time, I think having an Alfa is not a pain.
It's a true alternative to those cold and soulless German cars, especially Audis.
Keep the car clean. This beauty deserves it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2002