1991 Alfa Romeo Spider
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I have loved and cared for this car!

by from Centreville VA on July 18, 2017

The old Afla Romoe's were fun to drive little Italian jobs! Rides like a Go-Cart but 100 MPH around a turn. So much fun to drive. Yes, it's an old Italian car so it leaks a little and maintenance i...
The old Afla Romoe's were fun to drive little Italian jobs! Rides like a Go-Cart but 100 MPH around a turn. So much fun to drive. Yes, it's an old Italian car so it leaks a little and maintenance is a hobby, but then they were always like that. When I bought it I chose the '91 because that's when they added Zinc to the underbody so floor board rust is not an issue. It's lived in my garage since 2006 and it's time for it to have a new romance with a new driver!
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Does recommend this car!!

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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S4

by from Vancouver, BC on February 5, 2015

Great history, great car. If you're buying this car it's not for how fast it is. I bought this car because it looks beautiful. The drive is fantastic the S4 is the last version of this spider and it's...
Great history, great car. If you're buying this car it's not for how fast it is. I bought this car because it looks beautiful. The drive is fantastic the S4 is the last version of this spider and it's the perfect combination of classic car charm with touches of modernness. I took mine apart right down to the frame, cured all the rust and rebuilt it with new suspension and a new interior, new paint. Parts were incredibly easy to get through online stores. Everything is available for it which was a surprise. My car is show quality now and gets attention where ever it goes. It is a car you will fall in love with. On a sunny day with the top down, it's better than any 911 or other car double in price. If you are thinking of getting one, don't hesitate. Don't get it if you can't maintain it, nothing more sad than seeing a neglected spider.
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Does recommend this car!!

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What a dun ride!,,,

by from Los Angeles on April 6, 2012

I argued with myself formma year before buying this car, but then..., I thoug..., what the heck! I found a leach, low original miles, but this car is a blast! Top down in 5 secs, breeze in my face......
I argued with myself formma year before buying this car, but then..., I thoug..., what the heck! I found a leach, low original miles, but this car is a blast! Top down in 5 secs, breeze in my face..., this is my daily driver since I drive only 4 miles (4 songs) to work. Not for the freeway, I don'T want to be up against SUVs on the freeway. But in town, sweeeeet! If there's no rust, and the mechanics are solid, don't give it. A second thought! Love it...
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Wheeee!

by from Los Angeles on March 27, 2012

I decided to take a chance on this car after looking at the Triumph, Miata, MG and Fiat reviews.... oh, and a trip to Italy. This car is a barrel of fun! I've had it 2 months- a few rattles and squea...
I decided to take a chance on this car after looking at the Triumph, Miata, MG and Fiat reviews.... oh, and a trip to Italy. This car is a barrel of fun! I've had it 2 months- a few rattles and squeaks but otherwise it is a real gem! It handles like a dream, purrs like a kitten, and just makes me smile... I like hooting at other Alfa drivers on the road... we are like a very happy cult! If you are thinking about it..., go for it! No maintenance issues yet, all small cosmetics that will be addressed with the oil change. I like it so much I am increasing my insurance coverage! I use this car for a short commute to my office in the Marina or other street driving. I generally avoid the freeway with it since I have a road warrior for the long haul... It;s a great fun, second car!
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Alfa Spiders are wonderful cars

by from Santa Rosa, CA on December 13, 2010

I've owned a 1985 Alfa Veloce Spider convertible for 8 years and used it as a weekend cruiser and to commute in during the summer. It has been very dependable, and what little work it has needed (a wa...
I've owned a 1985 Alfa Veloce Spider convertible for 8 years and used it as a weekend cruiser and to commute in during the summer. It has been very dependable, and what little work it has needed (a water pump and new brake shoes) have been easy to install. The car gets ~30 mpg, handles well and likes the open road. Note, it's really more of a country car than an urban warrior. If you want a small practical city car, get a Tercel, if want some style while out on a date to the wine country, this is an inexpensive beauty.
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