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Auto express driver power and 156/147

Not good news people....

156: 87th out of 100 down 21 places from last year...
97th for running costs
98th for reliability
91st for braking
90th for practicality
89th for build quality
84th for ride quality
60th for ease of driving
48th comfort
26th performance
24th handling

This is a dire showing voted by us the alfa 156 owners....

147: 64th out of 100 down 35 places!
91st for running costs
80th for practicality
72nd for reliability
69th for ride quality
62nd for Build quality
59th for ease of driving
51st braking
34th performance
22nd handling
18th comfort.

Not much better for the 147 boys.....

Alfa were 29th out of 35 manufacturers down 10 places (fiat 33rd).

quote "real dissapointment - quality of dealer" " dealers are diabiolical"....

so nothing new there then....

Top 3 were 1) Honda Jazz - top in practicality,build,reliability & running costs
2) Mazda 6
3) Honda S2000 top in performance & braking

4th was IS200, 3-series 28th, A4 40th C class 41st saab 9-3 45th .


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Re: Auto express driver power and 156/147

I voted on that (for the 156) and gave it good marks, except for running costs but with a GTA thats no surprise.

All are objective but Im sorry, 90th for practicality for a 5 seat 4 door saloon is a joke.
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Re: Auto express driver power and 156/147

I voted in this, gave the 156 good marks for everything but Brakes, and ride comfort.
What is it about Alfa's and these surveys........
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Re: Auto express driver power and 156/147

Have learnt to ignore these things a bit - I had an MGF before getting my 147 - Rover Group usually occupies the same regions on these surveys as Alfas, but has the same sort of dedicated fans

A Honda Jazz or a 147 - they're not remotely bought by the same person - the expectations are very different - yeah my 147s brakes are not great, but I bet they stop faster than a Jazz's, but your Honda owner doesn't drive fast enough to discover this

The car mags pride themselves in the worth of their surveys, but they often slag-off the very things that they themselves look for

Moral - don't worry about the stupid surveys (until you trade-in!) - enjoy driving something different, whilst smiling sweetly at the sheep in their Hondas / Lexi
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Re: Auto express driver power and 156/147

I hate surveys.

I'm not bothered what everyone else thinks.
I like it so, they can all bugger off.
In their Jazzs.
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Re: Auto express driver power and 156/147

Surveys are alsways paid for in order to proof soemthing to people which are always told what to do in their life's.

p.s; There is only one car make that you can see on Fashion TV together with extremly beatiful ladies and that is Alfa ROMEO
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