Alfa Romeo Spider Review from Israel

1987 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen 2CV

Summary:

Not that fast, awful reliability, but a whole lot of fun

Faults:

Oh, plenty.

Gear synchros.

Clutch failed (twice).

Constant oil leaks from the engine.

Unsolveable exhaust smell.

Leaks from the rear axle.

Dashboard coming apart.

General Comments:

Plenty to fix, but when it goes, it's a fun car to drive. Nervous when the roads are wet. But with the roof down, on a good mountain road, constantly on the verge of over-steering, this car can keep you smiling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st January, 2001

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review