1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Twin Spark 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

If I had to buy another car this would be it!

Faults:

Clutch replaced when I got the car.

Exhaust centre section every 14 months.

Steering geometry/bushes replaced and reset.

New bottom ball joints every year.

General Comments:

Excellent fun, excellent handling once I had the suspension bushes replaced and the steering geometry reset.

Must be looked after to get the best out of it.

The car understeers very very badly if the bottom ball joints are worn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2000

1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Super Sport 3.0 V6 from Sweden

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Impreza turbo

Summary:

A tuned WOLF who eats Germans and other Italians

Faults:

Blown one original engine in 98. Now runs a turbo converted V6 3.0 which gives approximately 380hp at a surprisingly low 5400 revs, but we haven't boosted the turbo very much. Leaves a new BMW M5 standing because of some other mods.

But the thing is it's cheap and much more fun than a Ferrari, too bad it takes too much fuel.

General Comments:

BAD ASS Killing machine.

Takes out a 99 BMW M5 in redlight acceleration 0-100 3.9 second runs. 17" wheels and a wide 245 rear to keep the wheels on the ground. Have practically no tire wear due to diffs and superb traction.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2000

11th Jan 2006, 02:52

What kind of diff? still running the transaxle setup?

7th Feb 2006, 06:00

What Turbo is used, and what changes have been made to the motor, and injection...I have 75 3.0 V6, and I was thinking of adding a turbo so I am looking for all help I can find.

Aca from Serbia.

1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Veloce 3.0 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Snapped cam belt at 2,400 miles.

Water leaks, electrical problems.

Cams have had to be replaced due to the loss of one of the lobes.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for 9 years. It is finished in Alfa red with the full Zender kit and Revolution alloys. Several people have stopped me and tried to buy it, where ever you go you get noticed. It has been ultra reliable (for an Alfa) with only sevicing really being required. The car handles well thanks to "Alfa tune" in St Helens Merseyside. Also fitted 210 bhp cams.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 1998

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews