Used Alfa Romeo 147 2001 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2001 - 2009 review
Alfa Romeo 147 (01 - 09)
  • Alfa Romeo 147 (01 - 09)
  • Alfa Romeo 147 (01 - 09)
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Ownership cost

What used Alfa Romeo 147 hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Alfa Romeo 147 hatchback?

Alfa Romeo 147s are relatively cheap to buy. However, running costs are high.

Servicing is as expensive as for a BMW or Mercedes, and some spares are more costly than you'd expect. To make matters worse, a few routine repairs are complicated and push up labour charges.

Most models are reasonably affordable to insure, the exception being the 3.2 GTA, which is best avoided if you're under 25 or have had an accident or two.

The diesels are pretty frugal, returning up to 48mpg. The 34mpg officially quoted for the 1.6 petrol and the 31mpg for the 2.0 look perfectly respectable, but plenty of owners claim they can't get even close to those figures.