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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Alfa Romeo Spider (07-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Stunning looks, well equipped, available with an excellent diesel, stylish cabin

CONS

Lacks refinement, body shake, steering lacks feel and precision, firm ride

At a glance

New price £25,290 - £37,775
Used price £3,605 - £11,445
Used monthly cost £89 - £282
Fuel economy 23 - 52 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £570
Insurance group 28 - 37 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Stunning looks, well equipped, available with an excellent diesel, stylish cabin

CONS

Lacks refinement, body shake, steering lacks feel and precision, firm ride

Alfa Romeo Spider rivals

What's most notable about the Spider aren’t its sharp lines or charismatic engines. Or even the attention to detail in the interior. After all these are bread-and-butter to Alfa Romeo. The biggest surprise is what you can expect after you’ve bought the car - and for a change it's good news. For once passion is starting to translate into decent service from dealers - many new, upmarket, sites have been appointed while those with bad records have gone.

There's now better performance when it comes to reliability and customer service that’s more fitting for buyers spending BMW and Audi money on a car. It means for the first time, it’s possible to recommend an Alfa on all its merits – not just those that are skin deep.

Alfa Romeo Spider rivals