Alfa Romeo Spider Review from Italy

1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 1.6 1.6

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance63000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Fiat 132

Summary:

Old spider never surpassed by a new one

Faults:

Speedometer cable broken, changed.

Clutch pump leaks, changed.

General Comments:

It's a classic red Alfa, daily used from May to September: it's a pleasure to drive it, powerful brakes, high performances due to a powerful engine enhanced by the Weber carburettors, with a robust torque at the lower speed. Good manual gear: not a lightning, but quite fast. The live rear axle cannot beat the soft modern independent rear suspension, but it is the best one among the old cars. Fuel consumption is high only if you push hardly to the gas pedal, otherwise you can get 13 km per liter as average.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2006

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review