1992 Alfa Romeo 75 Reviews

1992 Alfa Romeo 75 ie 1.6 from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

The last pre-Fiat Alfa!

Faults:

Clutch mechanism got stuck.

Persistent problems with Alfa control sensors (brake control, screen wash liquid control, battery control).

Engine head was renewed at 55000km.

Handbrake becomes loose too quickly.

General Comments:

The last classic Alfa.

Riding offers a lot of enjoyment due to the transaxle concept. You just need to buy good tyres.

Engines were outdated, but they still met performance standards at the time I owned it.

Interior is roomy enough, nicely designed though a little stiff, equipment is above average, but there is a lack of finish.

Suspension is very well balanced and reasonably comfortable.

The engine with injection is a bit weak which results in low fuel consumption (never over 10 litres/100km).

And if we talk about the exhaust system sound: I still hear it in my dreams! Oh yeah!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2001

1992 Alfa Romeo 75 Cloverleaf 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

Propshaft rubber joint failed at approx. 100K - new shaft from Turin required. Gearbox whine at 122k - new bearings and partial rebuild needed.

General Comments:

Gearbox is only weak link - will sometimes refuse 1st and forget about syncro on second. Engine has given no trouble at all so far (128k). Sounds like a mini Ferrari and goes like one. Handling is excellent due to rear transaxle - ditto traction. Tyres make quite a difference - I recommend Yokohamas (A520). Throttle response gives it edge over Turbo brigade and steering is superb. Not cheap to run and not the most civilised 4 door saloon but I am having difficulty in thinking of what to replace it with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 1999

1992 Alfa Romeo 75 Twin Spark LE from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission LE
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Exhaust replaced - to be expected.

Clutch slave failed - swine to replace.

Alloys all corroded - aesthetic problem only.

General maintenance.

General Comments:

Great VFM - paid 3.5k for 60,000 mile version 1 year ago. Have put 55k on in 1 year. Unusual driving position. Excellent handling - hangs on very well - excellent grip even in wet. Use mine to tow 400k trailer- no problems. Always starts. Engine fantastic - you just want to rev it! Replaced brakes all round with ARP discs and pads - well worth the money. Most maintenance is within scope of DIY person.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

1st Nov 2001, 05:53

The Alfa Romeo 75 is an incredible bargain, but expect above average running costs as it likes its oil and fuel, but I feel the handling and that divine noise from the exhaust make up for it.

The only really bad thing I could say about it would be the gearbox which repeatedly caused problems - problems with 1st and 2nd gears, a real pain.

2nd Jun 2006, 08:12

For smooth gear change, do a heal and toe. just before you shift second, give it a split second. this car is a phenomenal car.period. not fair to compare with WRX or Skylines as different technology. The torque and handling is amazing. It is a very reliable car. One never really appreciates until driving another car.

Alfa 75 is a legend. Long Live Alfa!!!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews