I use a bit of old tarpaulin cut to shape with the seats folded down. Wouldn't use a bike rack personally - does it scratch your paint when it rubs?I would not cram a bike into my boot! - Get my carpet dirty and oily! Maybe I am too pedantic?
The 166 was part of the Tour de France caravan a few years back (possibly 2002/2003). The VIPs certainly used them but I have a feeling there were some with full roof and boot racks as well.so what racks / roof bars work well for you lot?
Or the Moulton and Birdy, if you have the cash .Or...get a folding bike like my Dahon!!!
Not just bikers. I noticed the saloon is hopeless for anything practical. I had to enlist the help of a colleague with an old Polo when I needed some things from IKEA. Just couldn't get them in the 166, even though it's much bigger!A proper biker wouldn't drive a saloon.
I have a complete Alfa rack with two Alfa cycle holders. The rack actually grips the side of the roof, which you then screw tight. It works well and the car looks the business with it all on. But a Thule system is probably better. The Alfa one is a pain to put on and off, takes about 30 minutes and the bike carriers seem quite fragile. The silver strips I believe dont come off. Today Im off to cornawall and for long journeys its great , but you get masses of wind noise, like a hurricaine above your head. I bought mine complete off ebay for £130. For quick journeys out I do just use a rear bike rack, but they do seem to scratch the back a little. I notice two Alfa dealers still have cycle carriers in stock as I had to replace one of the carriers last week.
Mangoletsi parts did a national search for me. Very helpful. I would post a picture but I dont know how yet.