1990 Alfa Romeo 75 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Alfa Romeo 75 1.6 from Finland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Front right hand side wheel bearing (at 100,000km).

Rubber mountings of gear box (at 120,000km).

Cardan joint (at 150,000km).

Left hand rubber mounting of engine (at 180,000km).

Fuel tank replaced because of rust (at 180,000km).

Shortcut in the back plate of fuse box - loose of headlights (at 180,000km).

Lower ball joints for front wheels (at 210,000km).

2 sets of break pads between 95,000km - 210,000km.

General Comments:

I have had the car now for 4.5 years. It has been very reliable all the time from 95,000km to the current 211,000km. This engine is naturally too small for the chassis, but with twin carburettors the sound is nice! It also uses a lot of fuel (10l/100km) and has a constant motor oil consumption (1l/1500km). Altogether I am still very happy with the car. After this Alfa it is very difficult to find a new car that I would like to buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 1999

1990 Alfa Romeo 75 Twin Spark 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Replaced: caster bushes, upper front distributor (disintegrated bushes and rotor), car lacked power (had variable valve timing adjusted) what a difference that made :-), clutch slave cylinder, rear pads, front pads, front and centre propshaft guibo joints, rear gearbox mount due to hydraulic fluid leaking from clutch slave cylinder.

General Comments:

I sold the car in 1996 when I moved to Canada. It was a difficult decision to make. The most exciting and dynamic car I ever owned. AROC Concours runner up in 1994. I replaced all shocks with Konis. Raised the drivers seat by 1 inch and put on a leather Alfa steering wheel. I also debadged it on the boot lid. Put in a black 1988 parcel shelf to allow fitment of two 6x9 speakers, layered with MDF in between. Hope you enjoyed reading this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1990 Alfa Romeo 75 Twin Spark 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Petrol tank rusted through (common on 75's). Made very difficult to replace by the non standard tow bar.

Drivers door mirror ceased to adjust.

Front caster arm bushes replaced after causing inside of front tyres to wear.

Clutch slave cylinder failed after 100,000 miles.

General Comments:

Nice car, but rolls an awful lot. Suspension geometry designed for this, but it just did not suit me.

Driving position not comfortable.

Brakes were good, although unconventional for maintenance.

Probably the nicest engine I have ever had in a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 8 reviews