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What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It's got unique styling and throaty engines - ideal if you want 'something different'

Against Build quality is poor, the interior is ugly, and reliability is questionable

Verdict The 146 is a car for the enthusiast who is prepared to live with a few niggles

Go for… 1.8 Twin Spark

Avoid… Early 146s

Alfa Romeo 146 Hatchback
  • 1. The cutaway dashboard is blunt and the stalk controls fiddly
  • 2. Watch for smoky engines and listen out for noises from the suspension
  • 3. The galvanised bodywork keeps rust to a minimum
  • 4. The 146's boot is substantially bigger than the three-door 145's
  • 5. The 146's turning circle is particularly poor
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