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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.

Reasons to buy

  • Makes a strong style statement
  • Fun to drive
  • Comfortable and spacious
Best on a budget
2.0 JTDm 16v Turismo
Entry level 159 has all the kit you’ll need
Best seller
1750 TBi Turismo
Great, rev-happy engine and plenty of equipment
Blow the budget
1750 TBi TI
Sporty 159 gets big wheels and great engine

Why buy? 3/5

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.