2006 Alfa Romeo 159 JTS 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
The most beautiful and reliable automobile at a bargain price
Nothing at all.
I was wary about buying this car, especially after reading all the forum horror stories.
I am so happy I did!
It. Has. Not. Missed. A. Beat.
In 44,000km!!! And it's still on its original chain.
I drive it on the freeway mostly so I believe that has a lot to do with the car's reliability. I travel a 600km round trip almost weekly and rarely do short hops.
It came with a full service history, and after researching the car, I discovered that it hadn't had its chain replaced, but I was prepared to spend money if something went wrong. Because I bought it cheaply, I was happy to take a risk as it is the most beautiful car I have ever owned. Oops, I did own an 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider which was a joy to drive, but the rust problem was painful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd March, 2017
4th Mar 2017, 10:42
In my opinion, along with the Mazda 1500/1800, the most beautiful sedan ever made. You got one with very few kilometres, as manual models of all cars tend to have higher mileage. Have always wanted one of those and I am completely envious! I have also been wary of Alfa reliability. Although it's only one owner, I once chatted to a man who had a 147 and he had zero issues. Happy motoring!!!