1991 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 IE 1.7 8v
Excellent value if you can still find one!
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.
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