Used Alfa Romeo 159 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

2006 - 2012 review
Alfa Romeo 159 (06 - 12)
  • Alfa Romeo 159 (06 - 12)
  • Alfa Romeo 159 (06 - 12)
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Ownership cost

What used Alfa Romeo 159 saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Alfa Romeo 159 saloon?

Servicing costs are high, and it's certainly worth looking for Alfa Romeo specialist independent garages for maintaining older cars. Alfa doesn't have the best reputation for reliability, so consider taking out an extended or independent warranty.

The 1.9-litre diesel manages 47mpg, while the 2.4-litre does 41.5mpg, or 39mpg in four-wheel-drive form. The 1.9-litre petrol can eke out 32.5mpg, but the 1.8-litre beats that with 36.7mpg. The 2.2-litre does 30.1mpg and the 3.2 V6 24.6mpg.

The 1.9-litre diesel has the lowest CO2 emission, so will cost the least to tax, while the 1.9-litre, 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre petrols all emit over 200g/km, so are noticeably more expensive. The 1.8-litre petrol and 2.4-litre diesel both pump out around 180g/km.

Insurance costs are roughly the same as rivals.