Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've had 9 trips to the dealer in a year now, but the customer service is exceptional. no repeat faults. It's a little bit thirsty but when compared to other cars of the same calibre and performance, it comes out miles ahead of the competition (literally).

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A few minor glitches that were rectified by the dealer in minutes - apart from that. it's been faultless. Fuel consumption could perhaps be a little better for a 1.4 but you don't get, and use, 170bhp without burning a bit more fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No breakdowns or problems requiring visit to main dealer or any other garage. Mpg is far worse than "official" test results: 33 actual v 53 test. oil consumption less than 1 litre over 9000 miles. repair costs: nil.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely no problems. everything still works as it did from day 1. To get anywhere near to the claimed manufactureres figures you have to work hard or sit behind a coach on the motorway.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Windscreen washer pipebroke when frozen updated design fitted. Just service every 21,000 so light, but cocerned could be 2 years betwen check ups.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems since purchase and 7,500 miles. Only fuel so far; uses more than manufacturer's figure, but that is always the case.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Engine management light appeared for no reason but otherwise very reliable. The price of servicing and parts is horrendous.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I've had no problems with the car so far. It is to be expected from a sporty car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliability issues. Excellent for a car of this size and power output.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems with this or previous. If you are worried dont buy alfa.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's not a problem. I have no had it long enough et.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far have had no isues related to reliability

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Very good for such a large car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing has been unreliable so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. 2 year servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since purchase

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

One minor problem

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5