1998 Alfa Romeo 166 Reviews

1998 Alfa Romeo 166 Lusso 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra


Lovely car, always a pleasure to drive


Regular repairs to both front and back suspension.

All windows condensate badly.

Uneven tyre wear can be a problem.

General Comments:

Excellent power through the rev range. Use the sport mode and it's just extremely quick.

Eats up the miles on a long journey, and very comfortable.

Fuel consumption is not bad for car of its size; 27 miles to the gallon is what I have been getting. Alfa only say 22.6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2009

1998 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark from Belgium

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Twin Spark Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance43654 kilometres
Previous carLancia Kappa


Like Alfa Romeo says: Cuore Sportivo


Only a few problems which are normal for the first generation of every new model.

For example: I had a problem with the central locking.

Also with a button to handle the computer-screen, which is standard in the car.

All this was replaced under the guarantee.

General Comments:

This car is really the best I have ever had.

Very good performance.

Very good comfort.

A pleasure to ride with it.

I find that Italian cars always have something special and lovely, and that feeling will never disappear.

I will stay a FIAT-GROUP member for always.

Many people think still that Fiats and Alfa Romeos are still like in the years of 1960-1970, but I can assure you that they really changed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2002

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews