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Alfa Romeo present the 147 1.6 Twin Spark Lusso 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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“Naughty Rorty”

published 17/07/2005

Fantastic free revving engine, bags of style

Dodgy service support

Introduction I seem to have fallen into a habit of only reviewing things that I really like, so to add a bit of balance I thought I'd write a review on something that I have mixed feelings about. Before I bought the Alfa 147 back in 2003 I owned a pretty modest Nova 1.2, which was my very first...

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Looks great, handles well

Drinks a lot

I purchased my Alfa 147 1.6 Lusso 14 months ago, for £12,500 OTR including upgraded wheels and few bits of Alfa toys, as well as 3 year's free AA cover. I was very pleased with the price as I had originally been looking at getting a 12 month old one and then discovered that it would only be about...

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Excellent

Eye catching looks - relatively rare

Other peoples perceptions

I purchased my 1.6 Lusso in June 2002 from a car supermarket. I had been torn bewteen the 147 and the new Mini. I visited both dealers - the Alfa dealer was keen but couldn't come down to my price, whilst the Mini dealer was very much "I can sell 10 of these tomorrow - why should I bother trying...

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Super

Fantastic driving experience, high quality finish,...

Bad image regards reliability, some niggles

I purchased my Alfa 147 in 2005 after falling in love with the noise she makes. Nothing has the same growl as an alfa. When I bought my 147 she was already 3 years old, and is nearly 6 now. I spend a lot of time driving each week for work, around 300 miles a week in fact, so I have experience of...

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“Love / Hate relationship”

published 22/07/2006

Cracking line, exciting drive, young 2nd hand cars...

brand new car expensive, dealership = con-artists,...

I bought my Alfa 147 1.6 Lusso in Nov. 04 in second-hand (manufactured in Jan. 04). I loved it for at least a year, until serious problems started to occur: In my first year of ownership I experienced some minor annoying problems like fan noises, window rubber sealing adrift, defective airbag...

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Super

Looks fantastic & handles well

Costly to repair

Oh my goodness, where shall I start! I bought this car from my sister in law last year. I loved it when she bought it so when she decided to sell it, I couldn't resist - even though I was perfectly happy with my Corsa Sport! So lets start from the outside - it looks lovely. I have the three door...

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Excellent

“Expensive Looks”

published 07/11/2005

THOSE LOOKS, Drivability

Costs and space

We bought our Alfa 147 from a car supermarket. Ever since it had been released we dreamed of owning one of these cars. It wasn`t cheap but it looked great and drove great. The handling is second to none and the base 1.6 litre engine has enough guts to handle almost anything before it. The alfa is...

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Super

design, quality, timelessness, engine, handling

second hand value

The car is a driver's car for sure. Great handling, great engine, fun driving, agile, faster than most 1.6 engines. The design is magnificent. Some other brands have copied bits of its design later on. Alfa 147, winner of European Car of the Year Award 2001, has a lifetime of 7 years by now which...

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Not for me

Looks great, loads of extras, high level of safety...

appalling build quality, expensive repairs, few de...

Having always wanted an Alfa Romeo I was thrilled when the 147 came out. Bought as an ex demonstator Feb 2001.I have had so many problems with it that I have again contacted Alfa UK and will have to sell the car very soon as I've had enough of things going wrong. Things were not good right from...

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Excellent

“We love 'Alfie'!”

published 04/08/2004

Looks lovely, wonderful to drive

likes a drink!!

We bought our Alfa 147 1.6 TS Lusso in February and love it!!! My partner and i had wanted a 147 for some time, when i got a job at a garage i saw more and more of them and got to want one more and more. Of course, we had heard the stories that have contributed to Alfa's bad reputation but...

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“147 Turismo Is Awesome”

published 25/04/2008

2nd Hand Price if you buy 2nd hand, Looks & Handli...

What other people think of them

I just bought an alfa 147 turismo. I am only 19 & i love it. It looks & sounds great & is very up market for a 19 year old. I only paid £3000 for a 51 plate with 45000 miles on with cambelt done. Its in great nick. It runs sweet & have quite good economy for a 1600cc. It is a great little car...

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Satisfactory

Great design

Not worth the money

Got a 147 diesel as a hire car on holiday so when the time came to trade in my car and seen a lovely 5 door 1.6 Turismo at the dealers I was already sold on it. The car was two years old with full alfa service history. Great looking car although this one didn't have too many added options...

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“good looker”

published 10/06/2004

unusual unique looks/style good drive

paintwork litre of oil per 1000 miles

Ive had my Alfa 147 1.6 turrissimo in racing green for just under twelve months now, done 30000 miles already, reliable, no teething problems, good looks make this a car that stands out without paying a fortune, uses a lot of oil (a litre approx every thousand miles) you really do need to check...

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Excellent

published 07/10/2007

A great car, looks great ang goes great. Built well, and has more character then any VAG group car. Dealers are good and friendly.

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Excellent

“overall”

published 23/07/2004

cool looks, good spec, reiable

depreciation

I bought my 147 1.6lusso in january, and what can i say. very impressive, had no problems todate. i did get told to stay away but was drawn in by the looks specification and comfort. in mine i have traction control, abs, elec eveything, power steering, cruise control, climate control, alarm etc...

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