Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon estate owner reviews

“Not as practical as the biggest estates, but the Alfa Romeo 159 is undeniably one of the most stylish.”

Carbuyer Rating

2.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

73%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
Main problem was with Bosch ECU, and Bosch fuel pump
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Drive it gentle and it will get up to 50mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
Only one fault from new - Lamda sensor
Running Cost

3 out of 5

low mpg

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Constant problems, latest being that it required a new gearbox, under warranty.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

For a diesel engined car it is terrible.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Unacceptable Problems, poorly managed by dealer
Running Cost

2 out of 5

More thirsty than it should be and heavy on tyres, brake pads etc

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
I have heard horror stories about Alfa reliability, However apart from replacing a worn out Turbo I have had no issues what so ever. The car sailed through it's MOT and runs like a new car, smooth and quiet
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I am getting more MPG from this 1.9Tdi estate car than I ever did from my previous Astra 1.4 Petrol engine

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Just one glitch to report; lambda sensor required resetting.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

So far 'average' compared to others.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Very little gone wrong apart from minor easily fixed little things
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Seem about right for the type of car it is

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Continuing problem with engine warning light
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Much higher fuel consumption than expected although driven with a light foot. High tyre costs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
No problems to date but one 2 month's since first on road
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Petro; consumption dissapointing, service interval great. Expect spares to be average cost

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Zero break downs in the 3 yrs, and only had to replace wear+tear (Pads, discs, filters) - despite the punishment it gets! Also no DPF issues at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I use an independent for servicing, fuel consumption is good for the performance. It is heavy on tyres (around 12k from the front), but I was aware of this when buying the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Lusso, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Under-rated, head-turning and still the best looking "sports tourer" you can get, also has a great sound for a diesel. Mine is the 210bhp version, with the 18" wheels - it has been remapped to run at 250bhp. Mpg of around 38mpg is acceptable - i do around 27k miles a year, though tyre wear is high.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Lusso, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic car, great looking and my sportwagon is suprisingly practical with seats folded as i moved home with it recently. Leather seats are as firm and fresh as when it was new 3 years ago and everything feels factory fresh after 55,000 miles. Ride quality is very good. Great build quality and loads more style and character than any german rival. Running costs are reasonable for the car's size and i get 40mpg driving hard and 50 cruising from the 1.9 jtdm. Depreciation is steep but i bought mine used and is a very well equiped car, lots of car for the money. Will definitely buy another alfa as you can now buy them with your head as well as your heart.

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