1994 Alfa Romeo 33 Reviews

1994 Alfa Romeo 33 Quadrifoglio 1.7 16v from Argentina

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

The best car ever! Cheap and fast - Too fast =)

Faults:

I bought it from a cheapskate, who wouldn't spend a dime on the car, except for the outside so...

* Brake discs had to be changed

* Clutch was about to pass away, so I changed it

* Tires were almost 8 years old (this crazy guy). I placed 4 Dunlop tyres on it, and they run excellent

* Troubles with the cooling system. When on a freeway, the temp went down. I changed the thermostat

* Gear box was running with little oil, + the last owner gave the gearbox a very hard time. It was impossible to change to second gear without hearing the "gear box braking" noise.

General Comments:

Although I had to pay lots to put the car back on the road, the car is a great peace of machinery, and is very good looking. The lines are awesome!

It has a 1.7 16v Boxer engine that has incomparable acceleration (less than 8 sec 0-100 km/h). This car weighs 1 MT.

With a top speed of almost 220 km/h, you can let go of the wheel and the car keeps going straight because of the great sport suspension.

The gears have an excellent top speeds, leaving more than one jack ass behind.

1st - 60 Km/h

2nd - 105 Km/h

3rd - 140 Km/h

4th - 195 Km/h

5th - 220 Km/h.

The handling is one of the best I ever driven (I had lots of cars). It feels like you are in a kart; however on bumpy roads, the suspension doesn't help, because it's too sporty. I don t complain, I just avoid bumpy roads.

The braking system has 4 discs and ABS, what else do you need? (It was built in 94!!)

The inside of the car is not luxurious, but you have all that you need.

* Sport leather seats with an excellent driving position

* 4 doors with space for 5 people

* Good glove compartment

* Sun roof

* Leather wheel

* Electric windows (front)

Once you hear the boxer engine sound (+3500 RPM) you'll know what I'm talking about.

You'll have lots of stupid people who will say "Don't buy an Alfa". My advise is, get it from a old man or a guy who takes good care of it.

Don't expect a car that wasn't pushed to the limit, Alfas are built for that. The important thing is that you make the right things to the car in other to keep it up.

=)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2007

1994 Alfa Romeo 33 IE 1.5 from Cyprus

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

As they say 'Once you have owned an Alfa you'll never have another car!'

Faults:

Nothing at all! Surprisingly everything is OK and only the usual running costs occured. Even the speedometer is working properly (this was a nightmare on my previous 33 1.5Ti)!

General Comments:

I have owned Alfa Romeos for the last 20 years (and a Honda Civic 1985 model) and I would never change them for another make of cars of the same or a bit higher class! They are fast, reliable, and safe.

In Cyprus they are cheap when bought second hand but very difficult to sell (except to Alfa Romeo lovers like me!).

No rust problems until now, no serious damage to the engine or body, upholstery should be much improved and some extra luxury added to their inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2001

1994 Alfa Romeo 33 1.5 from Israel

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa

Faults:

No problems at all.

General Comments:

Very good car, and very fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2001

1994 Alfa Romeo 33 QV 1.7 IE 16v petrol from Turkey

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.7 IE 16v petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Early worn brake discs, difficult to shift transmission gears.

General Comments:

Good performance, I could say "buy this car" to whoever wants to have acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews