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Alfa Romeo 2003 Spider

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    I bought an 11 month old demonstrator, with 8000 miles on it in mint condition, with lots of extras and saved £6k off list!

    Costs

    4 out of 5 4.0

    I'm glad it was under warranty, a lot's gone wrong.

  • On the road

    Driving

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Sticks to the road like it's on rails. Haven't come near to losing it.

    Performance

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Don't buy a 2 litre for performance. It'll keep up with most things though. Just don't try racing BMW's…

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    2 out of 5 2.0

    It's let me down twice - both times I left the light switch in the on position and ran the battery down. There's no warning noise but the lights go out when the ignition is turned off so why does it run the battery flat? Answers on a postcard...

    Image

    5 out of 5 5.0

    I still just sit and look at it. Design genius.

    Comfort

    3 out of 5 3.0

    I bought one despite having back problems. The Spider hasn't improved things! On the other hand, I can do a 250 mile run without needing traction afterwards - just about.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    3 out of 5 3.0

    I wouldn't want to leave it in a city car park - it attracts too much attention. The wind sets the alarm off with monotonous regularity and the dealer doesn't seem to be able to adjust the sensitivity.

    Service

    5 out of 5 5.0

    I was worried having seen other reviews but I've got nothing but praise for the dealer. Also see comments under ""costs""

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Other

    Poor finish on rear luggage rack, problem with steering rack, Italian electrics in general, leaking roof.

    Ownership

    Did you buy the car new?

    Used

    Would you buy the same model again?

    Yes

    Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?

    Yes