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Alfa Romeo 159 2.2 JTS SW SELESPEED 2008
Reviewed on 11 Jun 2015 10:58AM views708
Reviewd by: desmojon
Duration of car driven: Not Sure
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The Review

Writing a long term review of the 159 sportwagon. Had the car for 3 years. The car is problem free on the 3rd year (boring). Only cosmetic repairs. I would say the issues I have on the first 2 year are common wear and tear. Nothing extraordinary. Parts are quite easy to source for online. Support from online suppliers are good. Cost of parts are reasonable for European car standard. Stock shocks are surprisingly long lasting as I have performance lowered springs. Plenty of support from local enthusiast for maintenance of the car which is very important for the Alfa ownership. Kudos to the local die hard Alfistis!!! Along the way I did a few things to the car. Upgraded the mufflers and air filter. I shall say it is a must for the 159 to sound sporty. Adjusted the wheel alignment to reduce rate of wear on tyres. Swapped to symmetrical tyres so can swap sides. Tyres are 2 years and still can go. Installed Nanopulser to increase the longevity of the battery which also includes a road side battery assistance service (part of the deal). Did Klearcarbon to restore the smoothness in the engine. There are moments that makes me worry if I can reach my destination. There are issues with the car which gives me sleepless nights. I cannot deny. These are the incidences that test if you are a true petrolhead. Once I got over them I learned new things, glad that my knowledge and resourcefulness saved the day. Jeremy Clarksonís quote ďYou can't be a true petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa RomeoĒ Are you a true petrolhead? Time to test yourself with an Alfa Romeo!!!

Audi S3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI S tronic (A) 2015
Reviewed on 15 May 2015 8:04AM views1737
Reviewd by: mrgee
Very happy with my
purchase
Similar cars tried: Golf R
Fuel consumption: 11.7 km/litre
Drive pattern: Best FC 13.88 on mainly highway. 11.7 on urban use.
Duration of car driven: 3 months
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Four Door Sedan

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Slight turbo lag. Rear headroom tight for tall passengers

The Review

Very easy to drive for such a powerful car. Drive select is usefully configurable for different driving tastes. LED headlights are powerful but looks spotty. Synthetic sound gives overtly loud engine noises (I lowered mine) All Wheel Drive gives great assurance when driving esp in the wet.

Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3 i-VTEC (A) 2009
Reviewed on 7 May 2015 2:51PM views2169
Reviewd by: Muru
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Was driving an 08 1.3 civic hybrid. Was a used car. Battery started failing after 6 months lemon period. Would charge but cannot hold the power. Out of a sudden it will lose power. What is needed when you drive into highway. Posed danger. Driving pattern also has had to be different. If not will not charge properly.Heard battery can last 3 years only. It needs 8 sparkplugs. Brade fluid top-up to be done somewhere under. Not top. If everything works in the car well it can prove to be a beeter ride than the civic 1.6A.

Renault Fluence 1.5 dCI (A) 2014
Reviewed on 22 Mar 2015 6:05PM views3638
Reviewd by: SohGK
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The Renault Fluence is a spacious, practical, stylish and well built family sedan. I did a test drive of the 1.6 CVT and the 1.5 dCi one after the other and the difference was obvious. The 1.6 CVT was quieter but slower. The 1.5 dCi was much more responsive with not much turbo lag, and I was doing over 100 km/h without realizing it. The effortless acceleration was impressive for a fairly large family sedan. The steering also felt a bit more taut and sporty than in the 1.6 CVT. The diesel clatter was obvious outside the car, but in the cabin it was reasonably quiet. Both are good cars but the 1.5 dCi is clearly ahead in drivability, plus, it claims a far better fuel consumption figure too. Having test driven a wide range of Japanese, Korean and European family sedans, this is the one that most impressed me.

Audi S3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic Quattro (A) 2014
Reviewed on 26 Feb 2015 1:06PM views4288
Reviewd by: mrgee
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Just got my car last week so it's too early to quantify reliability. whilst running in, fuel consumption can be a good a mid 8l/100km in efficiency mode to mid 10l/100km in auto mode. The B&O system is very clear but bass could be tighter. Happy the system plays FLAC files. Magnetic ride is a strong plus in this car vs Golf 7R Build quality is very tangible

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