1991 Alfa Romeo 33 Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1991 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 IE 1.7 8v from Singapore

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

1991 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 IE 1.7 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.7 Manual
Distance when acquired325000 kilometres
Most recent distance325090 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo not listed

Summary:

True italian performance!!

Faults:

Only had the car a few weeks, but I bought it knowing some of the faults, one of them was the power steering rack had a leek and sprayed power steering fluid all over the place when turned. Am repairing it at the moment, VERY SIMPLE. (new o-rings)

Hub knocked when I turned right and needs new rubber boot.

Rear boot compressor arms are worn out so I need a stick to hold it up.

Small tare on driver side seat (left hand drive version)

General Comments:

I'm only 15 and yet I have managed to experience the superior handling and performance the vehicle puts out.

1.7 motor really winds it on the open road.

Accelerates like a race car and it's supposed to do 190 kph (120 mph), I've only gone 120 kph (70 mph) in it, but I'm too scared to go any faster.

Put nice speakers in the car and now it sounds really good.

Lots of rear seat legroom and cabin very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th May, 2005

14th Apr 2013, 17:17

15? At that speed you shouldn't have a licence, as your skills are not there yet. Be careful!

20th May 2013, 13:23

I shouldn't worry too much. Since the review was written in 2005, he is now 23... ;)

28th Mar 2014, 02:36

He hasn't responded. Either the 33 didn't come this far or that kid had his last drive attempting top speed without a license years ago... well at that age I had the urge to test the top speed on anything I could lay hands on, yes even the shopping cart.

1991 Alfa Romeo 33 1,7 16v Permanent 4 1.7 16v from Norway

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.7 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

Forza Alfa Romeo

Faults:

All Sparkplugs stopped working at the same time!

Had to weld a rustwound in the floor.

General Comments:

I only had this car a few months because of economical reasons, but the time I had with it was great, Great performer! The rear wheels kick in when they're supposed to, and the turn is taked WIDE ;-) ;-)

The engine is great, and it even got better with Squadra trim chip and Supersprint Exhaust!

Great car - Buy one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2004

1991 Alfa Romeo 33 cloverleaf 1.7 16v Boxer Flat Four Quad Cam. from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.7 16v Boxer Flat Four Quad Cam. Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

My baby

Faults:

Bad suspension legs and rubbers very bouncy.

Bottom ends in Engine went at 150000.

Gearbox went, seized at 100000.

General Comments:

The best car god created. Not the most comfortable in the world, but what sports car is.

Suspension very bad, put some shortened shocks and springs and not only will the car look really smart, but it will handle twice as good as it does normally and it stops the bounce.

If you have about £3,500 spare chuck it in to the Alfa main dealers and have a brand new 1.7 Flat Four Quad Cam Boxer dropped into it accompanied with a further £1,500 to spend on a brand new gearbox, and like us you will have a seriously smart looking and very quick car. With a big set of wheels lowered suspension all the cloverleaf side skirts and bumpers, some nice silver mesh for the grill, and a nice ice sound system, a power-flow stainless from end to end and you will end up with something like we have. It would blow your head off. Best £9,000 ever spent!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 12 reviews