Used Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Advice for buyers

Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon (06 - 12)
  • Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon (06 - 12)
  • Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon (06 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Alfa Romeo 159 estate?

Some 159 owners swear by their cars – others swear at them. Reliability is patchy, with a wide range of issues reported.

The engine's ECU can give up the ghost, particularly on the diesel cars, resulting in a total loss of power and stranded owner. Other electric-gremlins include non-functional cruise control and windscreen wipers.