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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Alfa Romeo Spider (96-04) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Looks great with the hood down, great V6 engine, strong performance

CONS

Body is not particularly rigid, lacks refinement, noisy on motorways

PROS

Looks great with the hood down, great V6 engine, strong performance

CONS

Body is not particularly rigid, lacks refinement, noisy on motorways

Alfa Romeo Spider rivals

Toyota
MR2
4 out of 5 4.0

It may have been around since 1996 but the Alfa Romeo Spider still manages to turn heads, such is the irresistibility of its looks. It never sold in huge numbers and is becoming a rare site on our roads so if you're after something a bit different the Spider could fit the bill. It's available with just two engines - but both are strong, if not particularly economical.

However there are areas where the Spider feels a little undeveloped. Practicality isn't a strong point and folding down the roof isn't the most straightforward of processes.

Alfa Romeo Spider rivals

Toyota
MR2
4 out of 5 4.0