1998 Alfa Romeo Spider Review

1998 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.O from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.O Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9500 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


A real head-turner

General Comments:

Amazing car, I personally think is in a league of its own if bought second hand.

The price is right and the performance, for a 2 litre 16v is exceptional.

Only a few cars can boast the spider badge, although a baby compared to its bigger brother, it's another exceptional car designed by Pininfarina.

I am very happy with the style, performance and cost of ownership.

The one thing that lets the cheeky Italian sports car down is the servicing cost. Shame on you Alfa Romeo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2001

1st Dec 2001, 22:15

You'er not far wrong there... if bought at the right price it's an exceptional car and the enjoyment that you receive, rag-top up or down, is well worth it. Best of all, bought second hand and well looked after, you won't lose much when trading her in.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review