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2006 Alfa Romeo 147 Selespeed review

Lets go back in time a few years. Not that many, just a few. Being a hopeless serial car changer I was due for my next drive, much to my wife's dismay. I had owned Mazda's and Toyota's and Holden's and.... Alfa's... and why not another Alfa? I had heard damning reports on the Selespeed gearbox, but, it couldn't be that bad, could it? So I had to find out for myself...

2013 Alfa Romeo MiTO DiSTInctive review

Please note: Editorial images have been used as none were supplied by the owner - The Alfa Romeo MiTo, or to give it its full name - the Alfa Romeo MiTo Distinctive 1.4 Turbo Benzina Multiair 135cv TCT. I don't blame you if you've never seen one, or never even heard of the MiTo...

2004 Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 review

Yes it’s an Alfa, yes it's expensive to maintain and yes it's greedy on petrol... but it’s pure class! You really need to own one to realise the pure joy of owning an Alfa Romeo. The sound of the 3.0-litre V6 Busso engine is marvellous. The 166 does come with different types of engines, but the V6 Sportronic is the best...

2000 Alfa Romeo Spider Luxury review

Let me preface my review in saying that I will try to keep this as subjective as possible. As you may know, Alfa Romeo owners tend to have tunnel vision when discussing their car's flaws and shortcomings, all of which are plentiful in an Alfa Romeo, let's be honest. However, I will also say that this review will contain some extremely passionate commentary on the car and it may be borderline unhealthy...

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia review

They say that you’re not a true petrolhead until you own an Alfa Romeo and I think I understand that now. Ever since the Alfa Romeo Giulia drove into my life, I can’t help but fall in love with her more and more every day. Before we drive into the full review, it’s worth mentioning that our Alfa is the Giulia Auto with the optional Veloce pack...

1990 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 review

Rating the 1990 Alfa Romeo 75 V6, informally dubbed the “Potenziata”, against specific attributes and establishing an overall/average score is ultimately pointless. The Potenziata is a classic case of its sum being greater than its parts. It's a flawed gem, so I could never rate it 10/10 on any one attribute (and I’ve arguably still been overly generous in my scoring) and yet my overall score would be 11 (which I believe is reasonable)...

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Progression 1.4 review

This review of my 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4T Progression (manual) is one that will hopefully convince you that I was somewhat logical for making my purchase. My role involves a reasonably long commute and it was one that I may as well have been asleep for prior to my conversion to Alfa ownership...

2003 Alfa Romeo GTv 3.2 V6 24v review

"Did you hit your head on something?" That was the first thing my former boss, a Holden workshop manager, asked me back in August of 2014 when I told him I had bought a car, and showed a picture of a [slightly faded] red 2003 Alfa Romeo GTV V6 that had just come off a car transporter from Queensland that morning. He was not the only one who doubted my mental health that day...

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCT review

This is a long-term review of my 2016 Veloce. I purchased the car as I have wanted a hot hatch for a while and preferred Italian design over the Golf GTI. I like the exterior design of the Giulietta; it's certainly quite distinctive from other hatches of this genre in my opinion. The interior technology is a bit lacking in comparison to other makes...

1986 Alfa Romeo Sprint review

Full disclosure – I owned this car with my son 11 years ago, and it is no longer in our possession. Recently, I came across this photo and it brought back a flood of memories. I thought I would share. As a parent you kind of hope that one day your children will reward all stress and headaches they give you by taking an interest in your passions...

2008 Alfa Romeo 159 2.2 JTS Ti review

I've been thinking of writing about my most favorite car I have ever owned, but as yet have not done so. A search on a review of a Sonata (a car I no longer have) gives a reason as to why I don't own this car any more. A little background. I like cars. I am surely not the only one, but I believe there are very few who can claim to have done what I have...