Alfa Romeo Reviews

With more than 100 years of experience making Italian sports and performance cars, Alfa Romeo continues to build cars with a blend of sensuous styling and exhilarating performance. Today, the company is part of the giant automaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which imports and distributes a range of models under the banner of Fiat Chrysler Australia. Models available include the gorgeous mid-engined 4C sports car, the MiTo hatch, and the stylish Giulietta hatch.

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One look at the Alfa 4C Spider gets you. It's that sort of car. It looks fast and keen. Not intimidating like a Lamborghini , or soft like a Toyota 86 , but spot-on in size and style. When the engine room is home for a turbocharged 1750 engine, bolted to a six-speed twin-clutch gearbox feeding to the rear wheels, it ticks even more boxes. And then there is the lift-out roof panel that elevates...Read more
Ah, those Italians. Back in 1923, race driver Ugo Sivocci slapped a green four-leaf clover on his ‘RL’ and drove it to victory in the first of Alfa Romeo's ten Targa Florio wins. Since then, the ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ has been the symbol of Alfa Romeo racing cars and later graced special road-going series. Latest to take on the lucky charm is the Giulietta, which, according to the maker, marks the return of the pure Italian...Read more
Alfa Romeo's new hot hatch is a bit of a mouthful and more than a handful. The Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, or QV for short, is a rough diamond. It looks fantastic and is great fun to drive, but it's not without its coarse edges. The car is distinguished from the garden variety Giuliettas by its lower stance, twin exhausts, red brake calipers and signature clover leaf decals either side at the front. The new model...Read more

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The Alfa Romeo 166 is a luxury sedan, but being Italian it also has a sporting feel, something that's not common in this upmarket field that's usually occupied by conservative machines. For the keen driver that's great news. Drive the Alfa Romeo 166 moderately and if doesn't feel all that special. You have to get the engine well up in the rev band and put some decent load on the suspension and steering to get...Read more
Alfa Romeo is one of the most evocative names in the world of motoring but for the last few decades the firm hasn't had a sports car that lives up to their illustrious sporting heritage. But now they have - the Alfa Romeo 4C. But how does it compare to - arguably - the best mid-engine sports car in the world? The Porsche Cayman.Read more
Through the snaking bitumen circuit the carbon-fibre coupe skips and twitches, grumbles and roars and arrests every gram of the driver's attention. Blink and you'll miss the next corner's apex, clip the folded concrete edge or fail to predict the next obstacle of confused witch's hats. The 4C is not a car for the faint of heart and a surprise choice given that it alone is tasked by its maker, Alfa Romeo, to take its...Read more
Alfa Romeo 4C Price: $75,000 (est) Warranty: 3 years/150,000km Capped price servicing: No Service intervals: 20,000km Safety: Not tested Engine: 1.7L 4-cylinder, 176kW/350Nm Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch auto, RWD Thirst: 6.8L/100km, 157g/km CO2 Dimensions: 3.99m (L), 1.86m (W), 1.18m (H) Weight: 950kg (est) Spare: Tyre inflation kit Fast fact: The Alfa 4C lapped the Nurburgring in 8 minutes and four seconds. Not bad for a 1.7-litre turbo.Read more
They’re back. Alfa Romeo returns to the sports car segment with a lightweight two-seater that delivers on the promise of its sinewy shape. Extraneous equipment has been discarded in the quest for a responsive vehicle and the result is a car that has all the athleticism and grace of a jazz ballet dancer. VALUE Ignoring an estimated $20,000 premium for the limited-run Launch Edition, Alfa chief executive Harald Wester says the regular 4C will cost...Read more
New life has been breathed into Alfa Romeo in Australia with the switch of control to the Italian head office; previously they were being brought in by a private importer. Price cuts and the introduction of new models have sparked buyer interest in new Alfas and Fiats. Sadly for sellers, but great news for buyers, the aforementioned change has resulted in lower prices on the used Alfa Romeo market. Though it’s supposedly just another mid-sized...Read more
You've got to hand it the Italians, they know a thing or two about style. Nowhere is this more evident than in Alfa Romeo's new Giulietta, a replacement for the aging 147. It simply oozes the stuff. VALUE Priced from $41,990, this car certainly has what it takes to steal some hearts from Volkswagen. DESIGN Here's hoping the Giulietta breaks the mould, that it proves to be every bit as robust as the Volkswagen Golf...Read more
Few badges polarize opinions like Alfa Romeo ; it's one of those brands you either love or loathe, either way it's usually with a passion. Most people acknowledge that Alfas look great and deliver an engaging drive experience like few others, but just as many would say they wouldn't buy one because of the brand's reputation for poor quality and unreliability. It's fair to say that the company has worked hard to lift its game...Read more