Written on: 25/04/2009 by elyseb (1 review written)
I've had my Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 Lusso for just over 3 years and I love it! I agree with other reviews that it's a drivers car. I love driving and it's such a pleasure to drive. Everyone told me not to get an Alfa because they're unreliable but the only problems I have with it are electrical - having to replace bulbs and sometimes I get warning indicators that bulbs have gone when they havent. But thats nothing that a quick diagnostic test wont solve. Unfortunately my car has been bumped 3... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2007 by FastFerret (5 reviews written)
This car deserves to carry a name that is reputed for racing success. With the P-Zero tyres and regular servicing it never fails to perform in class above its contemporaries. Dealer costs are very high though. Recently, Alfa Romeo reduced the CAMBELT replacement down to 36k miles as they do break and destroy the heads, get it done while in warranty or a bill of over £1900 can be expected.
These engines are designed to use oil so don't be bemused if you are topping up the engine every 500... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2006 by alzywalzy (1 review written)
Love the Alfa Romeo 147 but have to admit that I would think long and hard before buying another. Servicing is expensive through the dealership but you can pay approx. a third less if you find a good 'Italian car specialist' garage. Very reliable and best at high motorway speed, pulls lovely from 90mph up to 130moh+ (whilst driving in Germany) but mpg drops to low teens. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2006 by pmenelas
Really nice car with loads of gadgets. Very stylish and drive really well. A+++ Recommended (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2006 by mel4 (1 review written)
What a load of rubbish. I waited for ages before I bought one of these Alfa Romeo 147 monsters!! I have only had it 3 months, and half of that time (really) has been back to Dixon dealer. I still need £1000 spending on it. It only had one owner and 34,000 miles. Never again. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2005 by stew750 (3 reviews written)
Have my 16 Lusso for 3 weeks now, still look at it. Having an BRG MgZR+ before I thought what is gonna match the styling. The MG was just about styling wanted to change. 147 caught my eye. The styling, a designer interior which easily outshines a beemer. Have had a few niggles with it (warped disc, airbag failure light), all have been repaired by Alfa dealer whom I would give a thumbs up for their customer after service as they'd also repaired a couple of other faults which I hadn't... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2003 by Ross Britnell (1 review written)
Looks, obviously. If you consider that the main rivals for the Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 Lusso 3dr car are the Astra, Focus and Golf, the 147 stands out from the crowd. Sweeping lines and and glorious interior are easily the match of any car in its class, and will wipe the smile from any BMW compact owners you come across. Add to this a 1.6 engine that feels far faster than it is, never feels underpowered and you have a car with sharp handling, and loads of gadgets. The Alfa 147 is the finest car... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2003 by Steve.
A stylish sporty car that is comfortable & full of gadgets for the typical male driver.
Great fun to drive, with good acceleration and road handling beyond belief.
Above 70mph the ride is noisy and the fuel gauge drops quickly (25mpg!)
The heater fan is also noisy.
The bodywork is not of German standard. I have noticed on nearly all 147's that the bonnet does not fit well with the wings.
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