1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Quadrifoglio Platino 2.5 V6 from North America
A true sports sedan, and a true bargain!
So far nothing has gone wrong. Since I got it I have done oil changes every 1,000 miles (I'm a bit anal retentive) and changed all the filters. I have also done coolant, brakes, and transmission fluid.
I love this car. It has timeless looks, people don't believe me when I tell them it's an '87! It handles better than any other car I have ever driven including Porsche 944's, 928's and Audi A4's. I have taken quite a few victories on twisty mountain roads over cars like Subaru WRX's and BMW 330's. Its only got 160 horsepower, but in gear acceleration is very nice. Also, the engine note is so sweet it could bring a tear to your eye... The interior is also great; It comes equipped with Recaro sport seats which provide very good lateral support and are quite comfortable for long trips. The first time you take the 75 out on a curvy road, you will fall in love. You feel connected to it, and it responds to every steering input quickly and precisely. My only complaints are that the paint seems to chip very easily, and there are rust spots developing at the back of the rear wheel arches, but those are easy to fix. With regular maintenance and good car care habits, this is a vehicle that will provide years of driving excitement. The modifications I have done include installing Koni Yellow adjustable shocks on the rear (along with lowering springs) and Koni's on the front along with lowering the torsion bars. It also has an Ansa muffler system which adds a little power and a lot of deepness to the exhaust note.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2002