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I am looking at an Alfa Romeo 159 2012 with 83,000km on the clock for $6990 I don't know much about these cars but any other vehicle around similar price range has over 200 000km on the clock. Is this a good way to choose a car????


Hi there,
As a whole, European vehicles are great to drive, safe, and generally are packed full of technology features. However they can become a little bit unreliable, costly to repair and maintain as they age- in comparison to Japanese manufactured vehicles. Alfa Romeo vehicle tend to be a little bit niche and some have complex transmission units. I recommend carrying out a pre-purchase inspection and maybe have a transmission specialist check the driveline operation.