Alfa Romeo 75 Reviews from North America

1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Quadrifoglio Platino 2.5 V6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance74400 miles
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

A true sports sedan, and a true bargain!

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong. Since I got it I have done oil changes every 1,000 miles (I'm a bit anal retentive) and changed all the filters. I have also done coolant, brakes, and transmission fluid.

General Comments:

I love this car. It has timeless looks, people don't believe me when I tell them it's an '87! It handles better than any other car I have ever driven including Porsche 944's, 928's and Audi A4's. I have taken quite a few victories on twisty mountain roads over cars like Subaru WRX's and BMW 330's. Its only got 160 horsepower, but in gear acceleration is very nice. Also, the engine note is so sweet it could bring a tear to your eye... The interior is also great; It comes equipped with Recaro sport seats which provide very good lateral support and are quite comfortable for long trips. The first time you take the 75 out on a curvy road, you will fall in love. You feel connected to it, and it responds to every steering input quickly and precisely. My only complaints are that the paint seems to chip very easily, and there are rust spots developing at the back of the rear wheel arches, but those are easy to fix. With regular maintenance and good car care habits, this is a vehicle that will provide years of driving excitement. The modifications I have done include installing Koni Yellow adjustable shocks on the rear (along with lowering springs) and Koni's on the front along with lowering the torsion bars. It also has an Ansa muffler system which adds a little power and a lot of deepness to the exhaust note.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2002

4th Dec 2003, 10:50

Dear Sir,

Changing your oil at 1000 miles doesn't help much except to enrich the oil company. Modern oils are good enough that you'll suffer no additional wear if you leave it in for 3000 - just make sure to check the oil before every other drive!

1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Platinum 2.5 V6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carGMC S-15 Jimmy

Summary:

A great car!

Faults:

When I first got the car there were a few bugs to work out.

ABS brakes needed some sorting which turned out to be a wheel speed sensor.

The power steering pumped leaked but I was able to get a good used one.

Engine wouldn't start when cold, turned out to be a plugged cold start injector. :-)

It has helped that I tinker on the car myself as it really keep the cost down.

General Comments:

Once I got the initial bugs worked out the car has been great, nothing but gas and oil for the last two years.

Loves to go to redline as much as do I.

I am very happy with how this choice has turned out. People still say that I have a great looking car but they don't realise that it is a 15 year old family sedan, goes to show the styling has stood the test of time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2000

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