1996 Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf 2.0 TS from UK and Ireland
Pocket rocket, but pricey to run
Worn variator; still pulls like an ox tho.
Bottom arms worn.
Exhaust gasket replaced 3 times due to lack of exhaust brackets.
Gear box a bit notchy.
Clutch release bearing whining.
Brilliant car to own. Was a bit hesitant to get one, but the looks and sound of the car just begged me to.
Just have to keep an eye on the oil level and maintain her well. Doesn't take a genius to do that. Never let me down as of yet, daily drive for work.
Bit pricey on fuel, but if drove sensibly through a full tank can return somewhere above 350miles if very sensible. If "hammered" everywhere you may be lucky to get just about 200 miles to a full tank.
Loverly car to own... sure I won't be saying that if it fails on me, as parts are expensive. For one exhaust gasket, it had to be specially ordered and wait for a week, and cost £10.40 for one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2008