1992 Alfa Romeo 33 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 16V from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.7 16V Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190E

Summary:

No regrets in getting the car

Faults:

Nothing much except I broke the timing belt.

I did the top overhaul by changing the valves.

The brakes tend to give way.

The body has started to rust already.

General Comments:

A fantastic car to drive. Will keep until I decide to change to 156 or 147 Selespeed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2000

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 i.e 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 75

Faults:

Not a thing so far.

General Comments:

A great car and very cheap to buy, but they don't hold their price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2000

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 IE 1.7 petrol from Singapore

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

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 P4 1.7 16V petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.7 16V petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

When purchased the rubber mountings for the viscous coupling were replaced.

Brake disks will require replacement when the pads are next changed.

Troublesome aftermarket alarm, which locks the door and arms itself after 20 seconds, even if the keys are still in the car.

General Comments:

Nice car, fair on petrol and also quick. Bought to replace an Alfa 75. I have only owned this car 10,000 miles so it has not had much of a chance to go wrong, but has more than its fair share of squeaks and rattles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 16V Elegante 1.7 16V petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.7 16V petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Brake discs veiled very early, shift gear rattles (now fixed).

Clutch at 112,000Km.

Inside front tyre worn very fast.

General Comments:

I'll keep it 20 years, and will buy the same after.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 Permanent 4 (4WD) 1.7 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.7 16v petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

4WD sensor blew, gear box noisy, rattles everywhere.

General Comments:

Very quick, but needs time to get warmed up. Very reliable, and much nicer than an Escort. Engine great, build quality poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

10th May 2005, 02:44

Hello I'm currently considering buying a 1991 Alfa 33s P4. this care has a blown 4WD sensor. Are they expensive to repair? and with your car once repaired did it give you any more trouble?

Maz from Australia.

1992 Alfa Romeo 33 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Water pump at 65000km, temperature unit at 92000km.

General Comments:

Nice car, living engine, cheap to buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 1997

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews