1990 Alfa Romeo 164 Reviews

1990 Alfa Romeo 164 Base 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 164

Faults:

This car needed only an alternator replacement, muffler, typical old car part munching.

General Comments:

Oh My God Fast, and this is a base car! HiWay Star.

Excellent ride quality. Surprising mileage on hiway.

Do not buy for a lot of around town driving--poor turning radius. Built 1/90 and still turns heads young and old wherever it goes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2006

29th Jun 2006, 16:42

Yeah you right girls love them and those who is inside:)

It's a great machine I also had such a car. Do you know is there in the U. S Alfa 33?

1990 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 164

Summary:

One of the most fantastic cars I have ever owned

Faults:

Nothing mechanically went wrong. All I had to do mechanically to this car was get it serviced, which involved the usual routine things like replacing drive belts including the cam belt, a radiator hose and the usual oil and filter changes, and brake pads, which you have to do to any car regardless of its make or model.

I had to replace the hood lining as it dropped down, which cost $350 NZD. Also, just before I sold it, I noticed some rust starting to appear around the rear window just inside the boot lid.

General Comments:

This is without a doubt one of the most comfortable, reliable, driver friendly, attractive looking and beautiful cars I have ever owned. My mother has a BMW 320I and The Alfa was a far superior car in my opinion. I cried the day I sold the Alfa.

The only reason I sold the Alfa was that I needed a utility and I had the opportunity to buy a brand new V6 Holden at a good price. If I had the spare garage space, I would still own the Alfa.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2005

1990 Alfa Romeo 164 Twin Spark Lusso 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf GTi

Summary:

A high performance (and increasingly rare) bargain

Faults:

Surprisingly little.

Oil pressure sender at 75,000.

First new clutch at 146,000.

Fuel pump relay (and one or two other relays) at around 150,000.

Electric window motor at 75,000.

The usual trailing arm bushes every 50,000 or so.

General Comments:

Probably the most reliable (and enjoyable) car I've had in thirty five years driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2001

1990 Alfa Romeo 164 Lusso 3.0 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Scirocco

Summary:

Great performance, classic styling, dodgy electrics

Faults:

Starter motor wiring problems (several times).

Exhaust (all has been replaced - in two goes).

Clutch (but car had done ~80,000 on previous ones).

Air conditioning (the stepper motors - a common, and very expensive to fix problem).

General Comments:

Turn on the aircon (if the car has it). If you hear any clicks get out and ignore the car ASAP - the clicks are the stepper motors in the aircon unit on their way out - cost to repair ~£800-£1000 !!!

The car has been great fun to drive, though it has also been dogged by the occasional electrical problem. The aircon going was a real nightmare. The car also goes through tyres like nobody's business.

The engine has to be one of the best sounding units around on the roads today.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th July, 2000

27th Mar 2008, 16:09

No you're not alone. This car has an appalling turning circle - you have to plan your 3-point manoeuvres carefully. But so what. rev out that V6 to 6500 and youll remember what owning a 164 is all about..

1990 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0 24 Valve from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 24 Valve Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo GTV

Summary:

Cheap and fantastic to drive Alfa

Faults:

Nothing really.

Had to replace the climate control system (A$1400).

Tyres were bald, bought new alloys and wheels (17inch Momo Sport, PZERO) (A$3400).

General Comments:

Fantastic and beautiful car.

Dashboard is a little uninspiring, but goes very quickly.

17 inch Momo wheels with "Rubber Band" PZeros make this baby stick like super glue.

Mercedes and BMW wished they're cars looked as good as this!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2000

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews