Alfa Romeo Milano Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo Milano

Summary:

This is a race car hidden in a sedan

Faults:

Car sat for a while so brake system needed some seal replacements. Battery replaced. Nothing major. This car is nearly 15 years old and is as stylish as any new car. You can really abuse these cars and they keep on running. Most common complaint from owners are electrical switches go out (big deal $10 and 5 minutes to fix). When was the last time you heard the complaint "i had to replace the clutch at 200k miles", from a Honda owner? You have to replace the whole car at 100k!

General Comments:

This is my third milano and I love it! Powerful V6 motor, perfectly balanced, rear wheel drive, and great cornering from a stock vehicle.

Recaro seats, leather steering wheel, very comfortable to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2002

26th Jun 2006, 17:43

I am an owner of a 1987 Alfa Milano gold series with 35K miles (it was my late husband's and has been sitting garage for at least 8 years). The exterior and interior are in good shape. I'd like to know what it's worth, I'm thinking of selling. It's not in riding condition because it's been sitting so long. Could you let me know what a fair price would be.

Albertina_paz@yahoo.com.

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance42500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Fox

Summary:

Insultingly bad quality

Faults:

New: No speakers, ash trays or lighters, jack or lug wrench; horn button mounted wrong; vents popped out of dashboard; passenger's door wouldn't close; trim falling off.

Immediate: Head gaskets; alternator; fuel pump; 2 oil pressure and 1 temperature gauges; front fog lights; door lock solenoid - all failed; electric door locks unlock themselves; oil leaks; rubber boots on electrical parts fell apart...

More recent: Transaxle failed; rear slave cylinders siezed; DeDion (rear wheel) bearings failed; speedometer failed; hood difficult to open (release lever bent).

General Comments:

The dealer was dishonest and/or not competent and the company was unresponsive. A piece of ice slid off the garage and dented it in the roof; the body man told me "NEVER roll this car." After avoiding the car for a couple years I have decided to sell it but cleaning up the current defects will eat up time and much of the sale price. If I had known about the Lemon Law the car would've been gone shortly after purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th June, 2000

29th Nov 2000, 20:49

This review is in marked contrast to the others here and certainly differs from my experience with my Milano.

I think that the reviewer had no business purchasing an Italian car and is obviously someone who views a vehicle as transportation and nothing more. Perhaps another boring, Teutonic vehicle like a Volkswagen or BMW would better serve this person.

1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Silver 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 2.5
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Dealer did a A-Z list of things to it before I purchased it 6 months ago.

Dash computer (Alfa brain) always flashing --- I've learned to ignore it but passengers think it's cool!

No other gremlins yet.

General Comments:

I love this car. It's my first Italian and although fit and finish does not come close to Japanese and other Europeans, it has a soul and is therapy on wheels. The sounds from the exhaust are wonderful and cornering is a blast in this car. I also love the way it looks.

Everyone should experience an Alfa!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

25th Sep 2002, 19:38

For sure to drive this car is a therapy, I bought my first 75 TS six years ago and I just do not want to sell it, wonderful car. It is a good friend, especially when you're a little stressed.

7th Apr 2005, 10:52

The "Alfa Romeo Control" blinking light display on the dash has affectionately become know to me as "The Anxiety Panel". The one on my Platinum was fairly active for quite some time, and with good reason, since the ABS system remained in a constant state of failure due to a leaking pressure accumulator and the resulting overtaxed pump. A Milano Gold brake pedal/ vacuum booster/ master cylinder installation solved that problem nicely. Since that meant the brake warning light would always be on, combined with the fact that the "headlight out" warning comes on for no apparent reason, helped guide me to the decision to disconnect the panel from behind, and keep an eye myself, on fluids and pad wear. That is my recommendation to those who have grown weary of the light show.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 9 reviews