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Alfa Romeo 156 1998

4

2.0 sports pack

reviewed by Anonymous on 3 January 2019
4
Overall rating
5
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
3
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
3
Overall reliability

Fine and stylish cars at a bargain price, if you know what you are doing.

The pre-facelift CF2 (emissions) models like mine are becoming quite rare but are my preferred choice. Not really a ladies car nor town car in my opinion, thirsty and clutch quite heavy. If you are mechanically adept and prepared to hunt down a decent example, well worth the effort to acquire as a rolling project and second car. They are essentially reliable once sorted and in the right hands. Alternator replacement is difficult. Clutch slave inside gearbox housing really needs subframe dropping which means steering rack unbolting which might result in stripped and cracked mounting lug due to iron-aluminium binding. Balance shaft on 2 litre can seize. Floors not galvanised. Fast enough and fine to drive cars which are different to run of the mill offerings.

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