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

New price £20,410 - £28,140
Used price £1,920 - £4,735
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £280 - £340
Insurance group 33 - 39 How much is it to insure?


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


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

Alfa Romeo Spider rivals

4 out of 5 4.0

Written by David Ross on

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

4 out of 5 4.0