1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Reviews

1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Quad. from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired121000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carNissan Murano

Summary:

Stunning

Faults:

Brake Cylinder.

Fuel line.

General Comments:

I have three words; FUN FUN FUN. I live in Arizona and with the weather we have here It's hard not to enjoy this car. I thank my self several times on days that I drive this car. I agree with another review I read on how much the value for these cars have gone up. With Alfa coming back to US, The prices should go even higher. When I was a kid in Iran my father collected Alfa romeos. He passed away about 25 years ago and now I'd like to continue. Now, I know why he loved these cars so much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2007

1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 1.6 1.6 from Italy

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance63000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Fiat 132

Summary:

Old spider never surpassed by a new one

Faults:

Speedometer cable broken, changed.

Clutch pump leaks, changed.

General Comments:

It's a classic red Alfa, daily used from May to September: it's a pleasure to drive it, powerful brakes, high performances due to a powerful engine enhanced by the Weber carburettors, with a robust torque at the lower speed. Good manual gear: not a lightning, but quite fast. The live rear axle cannot beat the soft modern independent rear suspension, but it is the best one among the old cars. Fuel consumption is high only if you push hardly to the gas pedal, otherwise you can get 13 km per liter as average.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2006

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews