Re: Advice please
Hi chrisobo and welcome to AO.
I think Alfa 147 is in terms of reliability and costs the same as any other modern car. If the oil level is regulary checked and servicing intervals maintained, it should be more or less trouble free. If you are buying used one, check if timing belt was replaced in recommended intervals. Some manuals say to check it by 36000miles and exchange at 72000, but you should do that much earlier.
As you probably know, Alfa hasnt the best dealer network.....So be carefull where you have your car serviced.
As to the costs, my 1.6 alfa takes 8-10 l/100km (sorry I cant convert to mpg)
It depends on your driving style. I have seen 6 l/100km once, but I have seen 18 l/100km too
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