Car magazine did not spare the 155
Look what Car magazine, February 1994, said about the 155:
“The Alfa, on the other hand, is hopeless. It rolls about like a sailboat in a swell, the body getting out of sync with the chassis, the tail turning wayward if you’re imprudent with the throttle. Believe it or not, it’s meant to be this way, at least in part. The chassis is set up to allow the 155 to handle like Alfa saloons of old, and in some respects it does. Giulias, Alfettas, Giuliettas – they all used to roll, to feel rather soft. So it is with the 155. The trouble is, the leaning body gets in the way of progress – you have to wait for a return to the vertical before initiating the next direction-change – and no Alfa saloon had as little steering feel as this one does.
On the other hand, the accuracy of the steering is fine. Grip, provided you don’t lift off suddenly mid-curve, is pretty dependable. That leaves only the brakes, which are simply appalling.”
In a comparison wiht Honda 1.6 VTi and Renault 19 1.8, the Alfa was in third place.
What do you think about it?
Here in Brazil alfisti simply love the 155 handling.
Last edited by Tonhovsk; 02-07-12 at 19:19.