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What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For The 166 is a fine long-distance cruiser and blessed with unusual, handsome styling

Against There are reliability worries, not many 166s on the used market, and no diesel engine

Verdict The 166 makes an interesting, good-value alternative to a German executive car

Go for… 2.0 TS Turismo

Avoid… 3.0 V6 Lusso

Alfa Romeo 166 Saloon
  • 1. The transmission and suspension are prone to faults
  • 2. The engines need careful servicing – it’s best to avoid cars without a full Alfa Romeo service history
  • 3. Interior appears pretty sturdy, although some owners have reported various rattles and squeaks
  • 4. Luggage space is decent – the boot holds 490 litres
  • 5. There's enough room in the back even for three adults
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