1992 Alfa Romeo 164 S 3.0 V6 from North America
Extremely reliable, and an absolute joy to own.
The only issue that has arisen is the air conditioning fan (stepper motor). Not a big deal for a nearly 20 year old car.
Additionally, it has absolutely no rust, anywhere, and the original paint still shines like new.
This Alfa is extremely fastest and has incredible handling. Few cars can run with it on the open highway, as its 60-120++++ acceleration abilities are amazing. If you drive one, you will understand.
While the 164S is a serious performance machine, it is not pretentious in anyway, and everyone who admires it gives a smile and thumbs up. It really is a fun car to drive.
BTW, in closing, in addition to its reliability, performance, and great looks, it also gets 25-30 mpg.. All this from a nearly 20 year old Italian import. I guess it was ahead of its time, and no wonder why FIAT (Alfas parent company) now owns Chrysler.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2012
10th Feb 2013, 09:21
Hey, just thought I'd throw it out there. The 164 model is the last INDEPENDENTLY owned Alfa model produced before they were bought in 97 by Fiat. So it is not a Fiat product.
Had a 164L, just swapped it for a 164S this week... it's a driving machine.
17th Aug 2013, 10:11
Controlling interest in Alfa Romeo was acquired by FIAT in 1986-1987, combining with already held Lancia to form Alfa Romeo-Lancia S.p.A. The 164 is the farthest thing from independent, as its platform was shared with the FIAT Croma, Lancia Thema and SAAB 9000.