2001 Alfa Romeo 147 User Reviews

2001 Alfa Romeo 147 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 3 reviews

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Carl writes:
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can be fun (when working)

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very very bad build and reliability

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Walk Away! — These are quite quick, great handling and good looking. The interior is loaded with fancy extras, it's just a shame not many of them worked; aircon broken, satnav broked, windscreen wiper sensor broken, the list goes on. The main let down is the gearbox though, I had two replacements after the first lost 2nd and reverse, and neither of them worked properly either. In the time I owned it over half was spent in the garage being fixed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stoycho writes:
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5

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Appearance, Speed, Economy

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build quality isnt perfect

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Car Of The Year 2001 :) — Acceleration is pretty good for this class of car, it brakes really efficient. The handling is good but honestly i would prefer if it was rear wheel drive because of the oversteer. Build quality is always a issue with the Alfas:) Good materials on the interior, but kind of crappy electronics. I think that interiors and exterior are both exeptional and far exceed every other car in this class. It's a pretty economical car- it does around 6 liters for 100 km. Maintenance i think is a bit more expensive for a hatchback. It isn't a racing car but it is fun. Especially on deserted mountain roads:)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
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4

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A really fun car to drive - great value for money

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Bad reputation

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Love It — This is the 2,0 16V Twin Spark 150 bhp It has all the equipment I want - Dual zone climate control - Cruise control - Fog lights - Armrest etc. I just put a new JVC cd-player with usb input in it. Just bought it to use in the winther while my spider is in it´s cave

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vytenis writes:
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4

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Very fun to drive, economical and stylish

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Very unriliable! Electricity and suspension(!)

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Alfa And Romeo — Engine is not very powerfull, bet it's enough for a car like this. 118 BHP and a lot of torque is hell good for this Alfa. Beside good diesel engine (1.9 JTD) it has and perfectly balanced suspension. It's hard but also comfortable in same way. This Alfa take corners slightly and stsble. Very fun to drive. Acceleration is also pretty good. Driving in city conditions this car leaves behind lot of others same class cars. It also has good brakes, but only if surface isn't bumpy. Interior is sporty and good looking. It's also functional, but not very well build. Some parts are ckracking. Some panels are made from not very good plastic and if it's not leather interior, the material isn't best for cleaning. So leather interior is better choice. But all in all, interior is nice place to be and most of materials are quite good. In front it's enough space for driver and pasenger, but on back seats it's not very comfortable. Not enough space for legs. Taller pasengers wont feel comfortable on back seats. It's good looking car - like all Alfa's. Original Alfa Romeo front grills, small front and back lights and back door handles make this car look very sporty, but not brutal. Interior is also sporty. Not big and very nice steering weel, sporty gear box and sporty seats. It's stylish and sporty looking car. Now it's ten years old and cost not very much. For about 2400 Eu you can get diesel engine and a lot of accesories. It's very econnomical so wont take last money from your wallet in a gas station. Is it fun tu drive - hell YES!!

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Lord writes:
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fun to drive

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None

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Will Out Perfrom The Mark 4 Golf Gti — Alfa Romeo 147 T-Spark is an extremely high performance but the manufacturers spent more time in the lab than actually building the car.Acceleration Braking and handling is 'spot on' but you end up digging deep into your pockets with every trip to the dealers. Mine is customised on 17s''. Watch out for the 149.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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David writes:
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Fun to drive and oh so comfortable

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Parts were so expensive and it always needed something

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Alfa Romeo — Lovely car to drive , great acceleration and handling, build quality not so good, there was constantly some error popping up on the dash mostly due to dirty sensors. An Alfa is a beautiful car but not built for the roads in Ireland and parts were so expensive it seemed to be €500 everytime I lifted the bonnet. Still glad I had it and it was fun while it lasted.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
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Fun, engine really reliable, cheap to insure.

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Can drink fuel and oil, things that wear out tend to wear out quicker than other cars (brake pads, wishbones, bushes etc)

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Alfa 147 — Good fun car. Typical Alfa, always something that needs replacing, but as I'm in the middle of replacing everything that needs replacing, in a month or two should be mint! Great to drive, handles really well and plenty of poke is delivered from the Twin Spark engine. Enough room and big enough for me at the moment.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tuovi Tove writes:
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Very good car! Best on the fast roads in Europa!

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Had an ugly, pakoputki =)

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Tuff Car — I loved this beautiful car. I had it for 3 years i think. I have allways been a great fan of Alfa Romeo cars. I never had any problems with the car. Made a trip to Spain with it. The 2 liter twinspark motor was strong and fast. Sold the car to my good friend Annelie who still has it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Angie writes:
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speed

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expensive to repair

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Good Looking — great car good performance, just unreliable will break down and it costs an arm and a leg to fix other than that its a cool looking car with a kick in its tail..oh and expensive tax due to emmissions

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Luke writes:
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Its an Alfa

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Its an Alfa

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Alfa 2.0 Selespeed — What can I say its an Alfa, good to look at but things go wrong and very very expensive to fix. If you buy one make sure you have RAC or AA cover. But its half the fun, amazing performance and handling at great value, a true petrol head motor.

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Cuore Sportivo By Can

Engine note is amazing, the engine is not very powerfull but feels so alive and drives so responsively that makes you very happy. It is a little bit fragile, there are some points that you have to c... Read More

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2006 Alfa Romeo 147 Reviews

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2005 Alfa Romeo 147 Reviews

Red Baby By Ege

Performance:perfect brakes perfect acceleration perfect handling Build Quality:medium sound system is bad Cost Of Ownership:gas milleage medium maintence good Fun Factor:Very good performance and good... Read More

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2004 Alfa Romeo 147 Reviews

Alfa Romeo 147 Gta Monza By Jonathan

Jeremy Clarkson once said on Top Gear that no one can be considered a petrolhead until owning an Alfa Romeo. The fustration of it breaking down while on the go, which was quite rare because it usually... Read More

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A lovely car to drive, stunning appearance, fairly responsive and good acceleration. Read More

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2003 Alfa Romeo 147 Reviews

A Truly Reliable Car Over The Past Years By Marco

Despite the many negative talk about Alfa Romeo and especially about this model I have been satisfied with mine since the beginning. The performance of the Diesel engine with 115 hp is nothing spect... Read More

You Should Drive An Alfa , And You'll Understand Me :) By Irena

The car is very good in every performace point...the fun factor is big...untill yet haven't need any repairs...the styling is on a high lve...the cost of ownership wasn't big...at the end , IT'S AN ... Read More

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