1999 Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 24v from Australia and New Zealand
Italian Princess that needs to be spoiled all the time
CV joint on the intermediate shaft gone after 1 week; $300.
Differential leak for gearbox drive shaft 3 weeks after purchasing. New gearbox required at the cost of over $5000.
Engine idler arm after 2 weeks ($150).
ECS system screen flickers when turning headlights on/off.
The most comfortable car I have driven and sat in, you can never hear the road. Luxury at its best.
My fault, I should have had some more money saved. Alfas are known for issues. My next car will be an Alfa once I have some emergency money saved.
I had to trade it in to get another car, but I will be back; once you drive an Alfa, you always want one regardless.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2011
Update from above review.
After the intermediate shaft CV joint was changed, the slight noise and rattle on the shaft didn't go away. Inspected by an Alfa mechanic, and it turns out the internal bearing for the CV shaft inside the gearbox was gone.
Had to be sent off to ZF Australia for 6k job. I never sent it, since I bought the car for that much. I traded it in to a dealer for a Saab.
Yes, I wanna have an Alfa again; just wasn't my luck with this one, only done 142k.