Join Date: Oct 2001
County: Australian Capital Territory
Alfa 147, What do you think?
My 2.0 TS is just one month old and I am very happy with it. No real problems, just some minor things like an trip meter that is reluctant to zero, (new switch ordered), squeaky front doors (fixed by dealer), a discoloured rubber filler strip on the roof (new one ordered) and an intermittent remote control of the boot. (fixed itself after a week of not working).
The engine's a gem, maybe the best I've ever owned. The car is comfortable, feels and sounds good. I just love driving it.
The only irritation is having to get the driver's key out to unlock the fuel cap. This is a bit fiddly and I reckon unnecessary considering the flap is part of the central locking system.
Compared to my earlier Alfas, the 147 is in another league. Just hope it continues in the positive...What do other's think? Are there any achillies heels? Eg I have heard about a very difficult to fix water leak with the 156 and 147. Anyone know if this is really a problem?