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Alfa Romeo 156 1998

4
reviewed by Anonymous on 3 January 2019
4

156 1.6 TS turismo

reviewed by mo 156 on 20 September 2012
4
Overall rating
5
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
1
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
1
Cost of maintenance and repairs
2
Experience at the dealership
3
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

a joy to drive

At time of writing have owned for 6yrs.
Even though I have the underpowered 1.6 it is still rev happy and has pretty good handling, the engine note is also nice when accelerating away.
Does feel like it has the stated 120bhp
Has the best interior of any car I've been in (subjective opinion of course!)
and also has the most comfortable seats, you don't get tired on a long drive, very figure hugging if your waist is over 32in... not a bad thing

Economy is very impressive on motorway but very poor in town. I'm getting over 40mpg CALCUTATED... But I am currently doing 90%motorway miles to get this great mpg

Car has been very reliable, but expensive to maintain as parts do need replacing more often than other brands. For example I've owned various cars before and with alfas many parts are considered 'consumables' that never need replacing on a japanese car, such as arms/shocks/wishbones/bushes etc. many of which I've not needed to do yet but will eventually.
I know many of these parts do now need replacing on mroe modern cars, various sensors too etc.
Alfas just need to be cared for and maintainted and they will be reliable.

Beyond this I am still enjoying the car after all this time and have yet to find a replacement I want, apart from the 159.

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