Alfa Romeo 33 Reviews from Singapore

1991 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 IE 1.7 8v

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.7 8v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

Excellent value if you can still find one!

Faults:

Corrosion in water pump housing resulted in an emergency due to a sudden loss of water.

Seizure of one of the cam-belt tensioner bearings resulted in a very noisy engine.

Addition of 3rd brake light (which is required legally here) caused the brake indication on Alfa Control to come on whenever brake is used.

Alfa Control also shows a faulty sidelight circuit which continues to elude all my trouble shootings.

General Comments:

The car is still very quick off the mark despite its age. On the highways, I have pushed it pass 195 kph, and will cruise all day comfortably at 160 kph.

Due to its low CG, its corners very well at high speeds, almost like a sports car.

Unlike my 3 previous Alfas, this one does not have a problem with rusts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2005

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 IE 1.7 petrol

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.7 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Petrol tube from petrol tank leaked at the joint/junction near engine. (Quite a scare) Symptom - when you smell petrol!

Clutch pedal squeaky and gear shift rattles.

General Comments:

I love this car! A driving pleasure. Never fails to start and always happy to sprint!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews