Alfa Romeo 166 (936) 2.5 I V6 24V (188 hp, petrol, 2001) - Owner reviews and ratings

sedan (saloon), 4 doors, 5 seats, dimensions: 4720.00 mm x 1815.00 mm x 1416.00 mm, weight: 1490 kg, engine displacement: 2492 cc, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), 6 cylinders, 4 valves per cylinder, max power: 188 hp @ 6300 rpm, max torque: 221 Nm @ 5000 rpm, acceleration (0-100): 8.40 s, max speed: 225 km/h, gears (manual/automatic): 6 / -, fuel type: petrol, fuel consumption (urban/extra urban/combined): 17.2 l / 8.9 l / 11.9 l, rims: 6.5 X 16, tyres: 205/55 R16
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Elijah

North, Israel

Condition when purchased: used
Years owned/used: 1
Overall rating: 4.3
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Pros: The heart of this car is the last true Alfa Rromeo V6. Many say it is the best sounding V6 engine. The petrol selection is 2.0 TS, 2.0 Turbo V6, 2.5 V6, 3.0 V6 or a 3.2 V6 engine from 156/147 GTA versions. The 2.5L version revvs with ease due to small stroke of 68 mm compared to 88 mm bore, the engine feels very racey, and the sound it produces makes you feel like some vintage F1 driver. In order to get the performance, the driver must work constantly with the gears (six of them) because the torque peaks high on 5000 rpm and the engine must stay in it\'s effective zone (around 4500-6500 rpm) to go fast. Although this is not the car for tackling corners it performs this task very well, the front wheel drive natural under steer appears only at the limits. When cruising on the highway the cabin is very quiet. The seats are very comfy, but not supportive on fast corners.Everything is electrical: seats, mirrors, windows. The ICS unit with GPS and phone is easy in use after you know how to operate it. Very informative trip computer, showing your fuel consumption and how far you can go with your car. This is a car that you are looking forward to drive.

Cons: Maintenance prices are high, especially changing timing belt every 60,000 km or three years. V6 engines are pretty thirsty (average is 11.7 liters per 100 km with manual gearbox and adequate driving). Suspension parts wear fast. Upper/Lower wishbones and anti-roll bar bushings. Some interior materials do not age well. They can get sticky and dirty.

Overall: As used saloon car this is a great pakage thanks to massive depreciation. For someone who loves to drive and appreciates style.

Elijah

North, Israel

Condition when purchased: used
Years owned/used: 1
Overall rating: 4.5
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Pros: Great sound of a true Alfa V6, lots of fun, the ride is very smooth and yet when some corners appear this car can turn. Understeers only at the limit. The brakes perform great, the fronts are equipped with Brembo four piston calipers and they have a serious bite. 2.5 liter V6 is very high revving engine due to small stroke of 68 mm and the torque of 221 Nm available only at 5000rpm, so while driving in a sporty manner the driver must always work with the 6 gears so the engine stays in it's effective zone. The interior is very luxurious, electric heated seats and mirrors, GPS, buit-in phone, 5" screen for ICS, 6 discs changer and much more...

Cons: High priced maintenance, reliability is average. This car needs attention. Fuel consumption is 11.7 liters per 100 km (for v6). Some interior materials get sticky over the years.

Overall: Overall great package as a used car. For someone who loves style and driving and can pay the bills.