Alfa Romeo 146 in general Reviews
Product Type: Alfa Romeo cars
Newest Review: ... paintwork warranty and 8 years anti-corrosion. Cost of ownership has been very low. Service is every 12,000 miles or once a ... more
Customer Alfa Romeo 146 in general Reviews (4)
by - written on 31/10/00, updated on 09/02/01 (Very useful, 3107 readings)
Alfa 146, every morning makes my day, as I listen to that ever ready roar from that purring engine!! It has never let me down in the 5 years I’ve owned it. Yes, It’s a boxer, not a twin spark, it does have its merits –its sounds glorious, and as with all Alfa’s looks great. I purchased a brand new Alfa 146 Boxer 5 years ago when they were first released, and I've never regretted it since. Its been an absolute pleasure to drive and own. No problems, and hey! no rust!! All Alfas these days come with 6 years paintwork warranty and 8 years anti-corrosion. Cost of ownership has been very low. Service is every 12,000 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/09/00, updated on 23/09/00 (Very useful, 1169 readings)
This opinion may be biased. I've had alfasuds (lovely cars), 33s (not so lovely update on the sud) and now a 155 and a 146. Why? because they aren't Fords, or Vauxhalls and I can always find them easily in the car park (it used to be by the trail of rust...) And they seem to be designed with the driver in mind, unashamedly. Performance of my 1.6 litre 146 is good (120bhp), though not earth shattering, but the steering is exquisite, with barely 2 turns lock to lock. The 1.6 version is suprisingly economical, though it lacks the bottom end torque of the 2 litre in my 155. Both engines of course only really start to come to life at 4,000 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/09/00, updated on 12/09/00 (Useful, 1263 readings)
I've got one, a 1996 P reg and whilst I love it's looks and meaty sounding engine to bits I'm more than a little fed up with the engine. In the two years i've had it i've had a valve leak needing a full engine strip down and taking all my beer money with it and in March, the flippin, camshaft went as well causing me to chuck another six hundred quid down the swanny. In my (most humble) opinion, the dealers aren't up to much either. The one I contacted in Sheffield didn't even had a workshop manual and told me they would rely on "Jim in the back who knows all about boxers" I took it to another dealer who told me that a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/07/00, updated on 17/07/00 (Useful, 1234 readings)
It has always annoyed me that the most imagination and talent is pumped into designing top-flight cars while the rest of us have to drive fairly dull cars such as Escorts and Astras. You will always pay extra for such individuality, but if that's what you are looking for then the Alfa 146 might be worth looking at. The 146 looks more conventional than the three-door 145 from which it was spawned, but it’s still distinctive and modern. And thankfully the back is not similar to the gastly rear end on the 145. The Alfa rides firmly but it’s never is as comfortable as a Peugeot 306. When I brought it out for a test drive I found that the ... Read the complete review
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