2000 Alfa Romeo Spider Review

2000 Alfa Romeo Spider Lusso 2.0 TS 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 TS 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2100 miles

Summary:

Beautiful, but a bugger if you get a bad one

Faults:

Roof, roof and then another roof.

General Comments:

I've had two new Spiders this year.

They are lovely cars but frankly under powered.

Alfa Romeo dealer network is questionable, especially when it comes to roofs. I had three of them on this car and AR couldn't fix them.

Also, on both of my two Spiders, the paintwork was absolute crap.

Second car was sold after 7 weeks. 5 of them in the garage. Not surprisingly, nothing else went wrong with the car, but should it have after such a short time.

Fancied a change, so I bought a Lotus instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd July, 2000

18th Jun 2001, 03:19

Agreed, the 2.0 TS is indeed underpowered, however, the new 3.0 V6 unit cannot be called that!

18th Aug 2001, 20:32

True! And very true! The 3.0 V6 is the nuts! I'm still in ownership of the 2.0 16V... Bloody nice car, can't say I've got any complaints. I'll have to wait until I can afford the insurance for the bigger brother.. But I can't wait.

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