This stately Italian has been my daily driver for the past 4+ years and it’s been a fantastic ride! There have been ups and downs, but that’s the joy of driving a vintage Alfa Romeo. The good news is that I’ve already paid to take care of most the things that go wrong with these cars, including the mostly costly (timing belt) and most infuriating (LCD display).
So If you’re looking to feel like an Italian diplomat circa 1995 this is the car for you!
Talk about luxury!
Power seats, moon roof, climate control, plush Italian leather, wooden steering wheel, heated seats—this car was $55,000 new in 2019 dollars.
• Timing Belt and all associated parts were replaced at 86k miles. You don’t want to buy a 164 if you don’t know when this was last done!
• Passed CA smog with NO issues. (But come 2020 this car should be smog exempt)
• LCD display was replaced and looks sharp with no dead spots
• Sweet Euro Spec upgrades (Bosch projector headlights, wooden steering wheel, euro side markers, color logo center caps)
• Leather interior is in fantastic shape!
• Epic upgraded all aluminum radiator—this car stays cool
• Tires are new with only a couple thousand miles on them
• Engine is powerful and strong, transmission shifts smoothly
• 3M 70% Crystalline tints on all windows including both windshields—DANG does this keep the heat out.
• Optima yellow top battery
• Replaced brake master cylinder
• Replaced Alternator
• stainless brake lines
• lots of other work done with receipts.
The idle sounds rough—RPMs are steady, but from outside the car it sounds rough, not sure if this is muffler or motor mount related, haven’t had time to investigate. Once the car is under power you wouldn’t know.
The upper motor mount is loose—the bushing has worn out. You can feel this in the steering a little bit at high speeds.
The A/C doesn’t often work, I spent some time investigating, but couldn’t get to the bottom of it. For those familiar with this car when I adjust the A/C flow, I can see the vent control arm moving behind the firewall—indicating that the stepper motors are working as intended. My best guess is that there is an issue with the vent door that controls the mix of hot air and cold air.
There is a brake fluid leak somewhere. I haven’t really investigated this, I’ve been adding a bit of brake fluid every month or two as the light comes on.
Hood was replaced after an incredibly low-speed accident that resulted in a dent next to the front grill.
Driver seat heater switch is finicky
Like I said this car has been my daily driver for 4+ years, ask me anything, I want to be honest here—I’d love to pass this car off to someone else who will truly enjoy it.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||ZARED43EXS6310672||Mileage:||106000|
|Number of Cylinders:||6||Make:||Alfa Romeo|
|Options:||Leather Seats, Sunroof||Engine:||3.0L V6|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Exterior Color:||Green||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|