Used Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1997 - 2006 review

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(1997 - 2006)
Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon
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What used Alfa Romeo 156 estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Alfa Romeo 156 estate?

Pick one of the smaller petrol engines or the diesel and bills shouldn't be too big; the 1.6 and 1.8 petrols return a reasonable 43.5mpg, while the 2.4 diesel should average 51mpg.

The 2.0 petrol is not much thirstier than the 1.8, but its sportier nature attracts a higher insurance rating. Meanwhile, the 2.5 V6 and GTA model require deep pockets.

Repair costs will be higher than for many mainstream brands, too, while problems with the Selespeed semi-automatic gearbox can be particularly troublesome to fix.

Still, the 156 doesn't hold on to its value especially well, which is good news for used car buyers.


Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon
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