AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: advice please for a 147
Reliability for the 147 TS cars is as good as most recent mainstream models. Comparing it with VW, Vauxhall and Ford its reliability is much the same - don't believe all the bad press reports - bad servicing and poor dealerships are mostly to blame.
My 1.6TS has been owned by me from new (52 plate) and has been very reliable and not expensive to run. A good garage for servicing and checking the oil level regularly is essential to prevent problems.
The driving-enjoyment factor with the Alfa is far better however so I'm sure you will be happy with your 147.
'A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.' - Henry Ford.