The Alfa Romeo 156 is a compact
executive car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa
Romeo from 1996 to 2007. It was introduced at the 1997 Frankfurt
Motor Show as the replacement for the Alfa Romeo 155.
The 156 is an alternative to the rather dull executive saloons and
will always stand out from the crowd. Its coupé-style bodywork is
beautifully designed with a healthy dose of typical Italian flair.
But the Alfa is more than just style, it delivers great driving
pleasure too and although not as sharp as some of its German rivals,
it simply oozes charm and character.
What's not so welcome is the patchy build quality, cramped interior
and so-so reliability. But if you want something different, the 156
makes a great choice.