Alfa Romeo 147 Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Alfa Romeo 147

Car Review

a mild facelift in mid ’05, Romeo’s curvaceous 147 has remained unchanged since its introduction in All four cylinder petrol share a 110kW powerplant. It may not more power, but the Ti provides a bit pizzazz.

Its underpinnings are tweaked sports suspension and high brake pads, and Toora 17 alloy wheels. Naturally a rear spoiler and some Ti Inside are sports seats in black leather.

Value for

At $39,990, the Ti is $4,000 above the level 147. Opt for the Selespeed manual and the price jumps to

Standard features

Our manual car came equipped with zone climate control, control, 8 speaker CD sound power windows, trip remote central locking, me home lights, height headlights plus the Ti equipment mentioned. The options list metallic paint – and a power sunroof –

Design function

Space

There’s plenty of room up and a surprising amount in the rear, access requires some and folding. Luggage space is for two. For larger loads the fold rear seat, flip up cushions, provides capacity with a level

Leather trimmed sports wrap around you, excellent support, without comfort. Although broader might find they just a little too much. in the rear isn’t too compromised, the seats with centre help, as does a rear air

But the high waistline can feel

Large instruments combined a straightforward switch layout are to use. Although the radio’s buttons can get confusing. Best to to the wheel mounted switches.

vision is good, but the small screen limits the view reversing.

Euro NCAP is no ANCAP score) give the 147 a star rating. Standard equipment includes dual side and curtain airbags. control and ABS brakes are complemented by EBD Brakeforce Distribution) with BA Assist), plus Alfa Vehicle Dynamic Control

Build quality finish

The of so-so Alfa quality are gone. While it may not have or Japanese levels of fit and finish, the 147 is very good.

Inside are touches of chrome to give the cabin a lift, while the polished alloy door are a neat touch.

As scored by Insurance, the 147’s 56/120 puts it towards the lower end of the car category. Well down on the priced VW Golf Gti’s

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On the road

Like most models the Alfa requires a of 95 RON premium fuel. When under ADR81/01 standards, the average of 8.9l /100km is a thirstier than the Mini S (8.4) or Golf Gti (8.1). Our world figures returned a average.

Like so many of Romeo’s engines, the 2.0 litre cam is a gem. It’s easy flexible nature makes the 147 as enjoyable around town as on the road. Close set gear help provide strong than storming performance. The sweet note is an added

The gearlever’s longish throws for relaxed rather than fire shifts.

Unfortunately the further you move up the Romeo ladder the worse the seems to get. At best the is choppy. Around town it along in a series of jitters.

At speeds it certainly improves, but it has a nervous disposition.

Handling

With go kart like it only takes a flick of the to get through the twisty bits. from the Goodyear F1 tyres is although there is some along uneven surfaces. But the Ti is working with you. consists of dual wishbones up and struts at the rear.

All of this to give you enough rope to its adjustable dynamics, without yourself.

Part of the Ti package includes performance brake pads. You find any complaints about the system, but for those who will the car harder than average the compound is up to the task. During our the four wheel discs consistently strong, giving feel.

Smoothness quietness

At speeds the interior peace is broken by the note of the engine, and how coarse the road, some noise. This isn’t a car leaves you insulated from its

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