Alfa Romeo 75 Review from Belgium

1991 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 twin spark

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 twin spark Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 75

Faults:

Replaced one camshaft at 70000km.

Replaced front and rear brake pads.

Drivers seat foam decomposed!

Electrically operated side mirror (R) failed.

Replaced front and rear shocks.

Replaced flex-joints in the prop shaft at 155000km. The prop shaft couldn't be disassembled so it had to be broken, and was replaced by a used part. (EURO 50!!!)

Oil change every 5000km.

Cloth attached to the sun roof has loosened.

General Comments:

After 10 years, I still enjoy driving this car every day.

Two years ago I became aware of "engine" vibrations and thought that the end was near. I thought I could just drive carefully so as to preserve the engine. When I changed garage the mechanic discovered that the flex-joints in the prop shaft needed replacing. Now it feels like the car is brand new again.

I want to get a 156 but am afraid I won't like the front wheel drive. Then again, I enjoy this car (75) so much I don't want to ditch it!

The car sounds great too. Not like Japanese cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review