Alfa Romeo 159 Saloon (2006 - 2012) review
Read the Alfa Romeo 159 saloon (2006 - 2011) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.The Auto Trader expert verdict: 3.6 The Alfa Romeo 159 saloon occupies the ground between mainstream family cars like the Ford Mondeo and premium saloons like the BMW 3 Series. It's very stylish, comfy and well-equipped.
- Makes a strong style statement
- Fun to drive
- Comfortable and spacious
- Out-handled by the BMW 3 Series
- All versions are quite expensive
- Reliability still shakey
At a glance
If you want to stand out from the masses in the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 crowd, but fancy something classier than a Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Vectra, this is a great way to do it. In the past the choice would have meant a compromise, mainly in the areas of reliability and comfort, but not any more.