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Not As Unreliable As People Make Out And Great Fun To Drive. — Really good handling for a front wheel drive car, the v6 Alfa engine has one of the sweetest sounds around. The interior styling is outstanding with its fluted dials, carbon effect centre console and momo leather seats with the Alfa logo sewn into them. Not the most economical and servicing costs are pretty expensive, but this aside they are great cars to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: pure fun with an amazing exhaust note.

Cons: high running costs:

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Top Car! — cheap sports car, fun and fast, only prob is once one thing goes wrong several things go wrong all at once. ie...£761 is needed to put my car back on the road. best car i've had the pleasure to own...and in the words of Jeremy Clarkson "your not a true petrol head till you've owned an alfa" :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun, cheap and fast!!

Cons: its dying of old age :(

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Alfa Rome 156 1.8 Twin Spark 1997-2002 — I believe this was the most successful sedan+coupe back in late 90s. The power that this relatively small 1747 engine delivers is impressive (106 kW). On the other hand, you have to pay the price - fuel consumption and engine reliability are not the strond sides of alfa 156. Have to appreciate the job that italian designers did on this one - all the lines seem to be perfect, it is just a beautiful car. As TopGear says, every pertol head must have an Alfa at some point of ones' life. Well I could even rephrase that - you need to be a bit of a petrol head to own one.

Pros: Design, style, power

Cons: Fuel consumption, reliability

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Alfa 156 V6 — Absolutely stonking performance for the price, the Alfa V6 is the nicest sounding engine short of a Ferrari V8. Pretty reliable car, most issues have been small and sorted without the need for a garage. A few squeaks and rattles but its a ten year old car with over a hundred thou on the clock. Still looks fantastic compared to most modern saloons. The most fun car I've drove, you'd need to spend ten times as much to find something more fun. A future classic.

Pros: Fast, responsive, and the NOISE

Cons: Oil changes are a bugger

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Two Words.....alfa Romeo ! — I have Alfa Romeo 156 1.8TS and 145 1.6box and love them :)) Now problems till now, only scheduled maintenance and there's no problem. They're boath look fantastic, have good performances and great sound ! It's pleasure driving an Alfa Romeo...feeling that can't be defined :)) Variator often makes "diesel noise" but it can be changed for ~100€..

Pros: look, feeling, history, performace ...everything

Cons: build quality can be better

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Alfa 156 2.0 — So, so pretty, if only it was more reliable! Not that it was unreliable, just tempramental and fragile. Still, it sounded peachy on the overun and went very well indeed. The interior was great, despite the awkward driving position, with lots of room and a stylish dash. A decent boot and loads of headroom made it a practical car. Fuel economy wasn't brilliant and running costs were more than a Mondeo, but I don't care because it was made by the same people who make Ferrari. Find a nice second hand one for the weekend.

Pros: Space, exterior, interior, performance, handling

Cons: Fragile, fuel consumption

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Great (but Costly) Fun — Looks good, drives good, but certainly not cheap to keep. Bought it when it was six years old and had my fair share of repair costs, still brings out a smile though when cornering at speed or accelerating from an stand still. I would call it a love/hate relationship :-)

Pros: Driving and looks

Cons: Maintenance

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155 16v Twin Spark — This was a nice car and I kept it 3 years. Seemed to go 100 miles an hour everywhere! Drank fueld at 3x the rate of the Corsa. Ouch - glad to see it go.

Pros: The little blinds in the back window

Cons: Drank 1 litre of Castrol every 1000 miles (as per spec!)

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Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24v —

My first and only Alfa so far. I absolutely loved it, I'm planning to buy the Giulietta 1.4TB or one of the JTDMs in about 3 years time. Performance: Great throughout gearbox, being short geared, I found the 205/45 R17 fitted to the car didn't have enough give in the side wall for Manx roads, so I changed them to Perelli PZero 215/50 R16. Also fitted Eibach anti-roll bars, Eibach shorter springs, and Powerflex bushes. Due to upping the engine power I also fitted a Quaife LSD to cope with the increase in power and torque. Build Quality: The interior did squeek a little. Other than that, I found no major issues, as she was serviced when I bought her. And many mechanical parts I uprated. Appearance: My one was Potero Red, not so as eye catching as the Royal Blue, Alfa Red and Yellow ones that dot around the Isle of Man. My one had front fog lights, 16" alloys from the 2008 GT, satin silver door mirrors, and the large boot spoiler. Cost of Owership: I bought mine for £1750, with a completary service, full tank of V-Power, new set of Toyo TR-1s and a dyno run for an extra £50. Spent £60 a week on V-Power (if only commuting to work and back). £1100 to insure for one year. Spent £750 on maintenence. Spent £3500 on uprating parts. Sold for 4500 Euros in southern France. Fun Factor: Loved every minute of it, mates loved being in her, listening to her, looking at her. And it got a lot attention from the opposite sex (giggidy!)

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

Pros: It's an Alfa!

Cons: Expensive to run.

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2006 Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews

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2005 Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews

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2004 Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews

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2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews

Great Looks And Engine Makes A Great Buy Even If It Isn't Built Like A Bmw By Julian

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2002 Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews

Alfaromeo 156 1.9jtd 115hp By Tintelecan

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