Re: Driving to Corsica in my Alfa 166
We've had several long camping trips in Europe in the 166. In 2003 we drove 8,000 miles through France and Italy to Sicily and back via Hungary and Czechoslovakia without any problem. The car had done about 60k miles at the time.
Since then, we've had holidays in the South of France, Rome and Croatia. The radiator was giving problems in Italy but we survived. The alternator failed on a tiny island off the Croatian coast but we had it fixed at the only garage on the island (£166 coincidence - or what!). I can't think of many cars that soak up the miles like the 166, our record day was 700 miles (11 hours).
I've found my 166 has been very reliable and the alternator failure was the nearest I've ever come to a roadside failure in 144k miles. Bear in mind that 166s are as common in Europe as the UK and garage charges are lower. I usually take a few basic tools and jump leads.
Last edited by mikealdren; 05-05-08 at 07:53.