Used Alfa Romeo 166 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

Alfa Romeo 166 (99 - 05)
  • Alfa Romeo 166 (99 - 05)
  • Alfa Romeo 166 (99 - 05)

What's the used Alfa Romeo 166 saloon like?

In an area of the market packed with sober German rivals, the Alfa Romeo 166 always stood out, thanks to its handsome styling and sporty-sounding engines – this Italian is no shrinking violet.

Refinement is impressive, too; all the engines are quiet and sweet-natured until you push them hard, when you'll hear a glorious rasping note. The ride is smooth yet supple, but the 166 doesn't handle as well as a BMW 5 Series.