Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint / Sprint Review from Switzerland

1989 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint / Sprint 1.7 ie

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.7 ie Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance257000 kilometres

Summary:

Solid as a rock

Faults:

Clutch pedal spring replaced.

Lights switch replaced.

Body repairs.

General Comments:

Incredible engine, as long as it has oil and water. No oil consumption until the end... and still the same power at 257'000 km.

No maintenance costs apart from servicing.

Only weak point: the bodywork.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2002

5th Apr 2005, 06:46

The Sud Sprint is a fantastic and affordable classic. I owned one for 8 years. Apart from the engine, I would not classify it as a "rock solid" car though.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review