Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark

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Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark

Alfa Romeo present the 156 2.0 JTS Veloce Saloon with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Review of "Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark"

published 31/08/2006 | Ralfa156
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Pro High specification, stylish design, good value used car, sporty performer
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"A real drivers car, Alfa Romeo"

I bought my 156 2.0 JTS Veloce as a one year old pre registered car with 10,000 miles and at the time did consider the Diesel JTD 150 version but in all honesty the heart and soul of an Alfa is not a diesel unit and never will be. The 2.0 JTS is a work of art, pumping out 178 Bhp and willing to rev round the clock if desired, which is frequently when I go out. The engine has that beautiful Alfa rip and burble when getting the foot into the pedal it is difficult holding back a smile driving down the country lanes, where the car is very much at home. I can't fault the handling, the turning circle is not too great but who cares it is quick and responsive when asked, point in the direction you want to go and obliges without a fuss. The driving position is superb, it is clearly designed for the driver, it looks good, everything is at hand and is easy to reach, it feels very much like you are sitting in a cockpit, white clocks, silver surrounds and gear stick, red lights in the back ground make it all very tasteful and maintain the sporty image of owning an Alfa. The interior of my car is excellent, I have light grey leather upholstery with black door and dashboard panels again very tasteful. The car is loaded with airbags, side, back, front, everywhere. The music system is superb C-D player etc good quality sounds. Fuel consumption is good surprisingly, considering the speeds and revving the car gets at times, I'm usually averaging about 32mpg but this week that's up to 34, very little town driving that's why. Space wise the boot is surprisingly spacious and in the back is fine, filling the window washer is a pain though It's tucked away with a small opening for the water, I use a funnel. My previous experience of Italian machinery was with Ducati and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, lots of heart, style and charisma. The Alfa is the same. I love it, my wife and kids love it, what else can I say.

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  • Nick_Endeavour published 23/09/2006
    Love Alfas like the Italian slogan goes...Cuore Sportivo
  • wingnut888 published 31/08/2006
    Hi and welcome to ciao.
  • ice_pink published 31/08/2006
    A good review but I found this difficult to read, probably because it was in one huge paragraph, putting it into small sections would probably make it a lot easier on the eye :) x
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Product Information : Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark

Manufacturer's product description

Alfa Romeo present the 156 2.0 JTS Veloce Saloon with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Body Type: Saloon

Fuel Type: Petrol

Type: Car

Classification: Standard Car

Country of Origin: Italy

Range: Alfa Romeo 156

Manufacturer: Alfa Romeo

Range + Engine Type: 156 2.0 Twin Spark, 156 2.0, 156 2.0 JTS

Height: 1430

Width: 1743

Length: 4441

Weight: 1335

Insurance Group: 16

Engine Size (cc): 1970

Towing Limit (kg): 1300

Boot Capacity (litres): 378

Power: 165

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 5 Speed Automatic Gearbox

CO2 Emissions: 205 g/km - (Man), 205 g/km - (Auto)

Emissions Class: EU4

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 8.2 seconds - (Man), 8.2 seconds - (Auto)

Maximum Speed (mph): 137

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Cylinders: 4

Fuel Capacity (litres): 63

Torque: 152@3250 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

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