Alfa Romeo 156

Alfa Romeo 156

Overall Average Rating - 80.31%Position in the Top 100 cars - 89th

Ratings

Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 93rdBuild Quality: 89thRunning Costs: 89thPerformance: 14thBraking: 98thRide Quality: 90thHandling: 36thPracticality: 92ndComfort: 56thEase of Driving: 46th

Your Quotes

“The 156 has great potential, but it's let down by reliability - and mostly with electrical problems. It feels like a 'fragile' car - not what it could be. Shame.”

Mr John Oakley - Lincoln

“Great driver’s car, better to drive than my wife's BMW. However, the car is very expensive to run with high depreciation and fuel costs.”

Mr Paul Yallop - Worthing

“2.4 sportswagon lifestyle rather than loadstyle, accept that and it's a great car, smooth with loads of torque, good economy and performance. Slightly heavy on the front but doesn't affect handling, good visibility, powerful brakes. After eighty thousand miles a few body/trim rattles but the five cylinder engine is a delight. Looking forward to the next eighty thou!”

Mr Patrick Kenlock - Leeds

“Very happy I get the performance of a petrol sports car with the economy of a supermini.”

Mr Simon Weeks - Cheshire

“Brilliant driver’s car, a bit pricey on repairs after 3-4 years. ”

Mr Paul Gilpin - Somerset

“Styling and engine can't be faulted... and still on original clutch! Depreciation has been a killer, though I still love the car.”

Mr Richard Docketty - Woking

“Stylish car with excellent performance, if a little thirsty One problem is the petrol gauge which is absolutely useless.”

Mr Keith Bamford – South Glam

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 30th)

If there’'s one thing Alfa drivers have in common, it’'s concern for their car's’ reliability. The only firm with a worse record for problems and breakdowns is Renault. A worrying two-thirds of Alfa Romeo drivers have suffered a fault in the past three years. A quarter had electrical glitches, 17 per cent complained of suspension niggles, 11 per cent had engine trouble and 12 per cent gearbox and clutch woes.

Recommended

Stellantis kills Alfa Romeo’s ‘Giorgio’ platform for ICE cars
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Alfa Romeo

Stellantis kills Alfa Romeo’s ‘Giorgio’ platform for ICE cars

The chassis was never designed for electrification, so Alfa’s future now rests on the Group’s upcoming STLA electrified underpinnings
23 Apr 2021

Most Popular

Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition
Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition - front
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition

Just 220 examples will be built to honour past Camel Trophy Land Rovers, all of which have been reserved for the North American market
30 Jul 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover
Volkswagen Taigo R-Line - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover

The new VW Taigo is a sportier, more aggressive looking version of the brand’s T-Cross and is aimed at lifestyle buyers
29 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021