Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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9 reader reviews for Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon.
  • 2.4 JTD Multijet TI 5dr

    peter watkins , alicante . Date: 01/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have the 156 sportwagon 2.4 jtd 20valve distinctive. Overall, I'm very pleased with the car, but it uses much more fuel than my previous Audi 2.5 TDi Avant.

    I welcome any comments on other owners of this same vehicle.

  • 2.4 JTD Multijet Veloce 5dr

    Andrew Mason , Staffordshire . Date: 18/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased the vehicle when just over 12 months old, with a low mileage. I can only say that I have been more than happy with it and have found it a pleasure to drive. I would not hesitate to buy another!!

  • 2.4 JTD Multijet TI 5dr

    Bernard Williams , Cambridgeshire . Date: 24/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned one of the early 2.4 JTD Sportswagons for three years and covered 60,000 miles. The car looks and drives like a dream and I am very pleased with it. The diesel engine is very tough, very smooth, very gutsy and very responsive.

    My only real complaint is the rear suspension arms, which have needed replacement.

    Fortunately, I managed to get a 25% discount on purchase, so I am not too concerned when calculating the total cost of purchase. However, had I paid nearer to list price, I think I might have been more concerned.

    The recognised service outlets let down the total ownership experience. However there are compensations when it comes to driving. This is a car with real personality!

  • 2.4 JTD Multijet TI 5dr

    Alex Baxter Date: 09/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've done over 100,000 miles in the 'old' 10 valve 2.4 JTD, mainly cross country, it has never let me down, and has on ocassion returned 52 mpg.

    The suspension is not 'up for' Irish roads, and has required many new components, but the car is a joy to drive, with the huge surge of power mid range making overtaking very stress free.

    Some dealers are shocking, but I have found a reasonable one. The car was once returned from service with a fuel leak, the air mass flow sensor was unplugged, and they lost my keys! That the car survived in spite of the dealers is testament enough.

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