Alfa Romeo 75 Reviews from Netherlands

1988 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 TS 2.0 Twin Spark

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Twin Spark Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance256000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

A speedy beauty

Faults:

The fuel tank was badly corroded at 200.000 km.

The flexible parts blew from the trans axle at 230.000 giving it a sound like a thunder when revving up to more than 4.000.

Alfa Romeo Control and warning system gave an occasional light show usually meaning every thing's just fine.

General Comments:

The car is relatively light and has 150 hp giving it the push of a rocket, but only at more than 4.500 rpm.

Road behavior is extremely good due to nice construction of trans axle (expensive for maintenance), with the right tires it sticks like glue to the road.

Exceptionally good looking car with old fashioned mean look (I admit this counts mainly for TS and V6 versions), it doesn't need these ridiculous "angry-eyebrows" you see these days for some cars (somehow mostly German brands)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2003

1987 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 Twin Spark

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Twin Spark Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres

Summary:

Closest to a Ferrari you can get for 1000 euros

Faults:

Rear brake discs and pads replaced.

Rear wheel bearing worn out.

Some rubbers replaced.

Water pump broke.

Steel leprosy in the trunk. Holts made a nice buck on me.

General Comments:

The car begs to be driven quickly, especially through corners.

When snowing or raining, the rear wheel drive is probably the greatest fun you'll ever have.

When dry, the rear wheel drive makes for razor sharp steering.

With the original exhaust, the car already turns heads when accelerating (4500 rpm-ish). No cheap boom-boom, but a nasty metallic kind of growl.

Don't buy one if you're not a real car-person. Expect to pay quite a lot for maintenance and fuel.

The crappy gearbox adds to the car's character.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews