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Alfa Romeo Spider (2007–2011)

Last updated 29 June 2015

Beautifully designed, elegant and classy. V6 sounds great. Decent amount of room in the cabin for a roadster.
Subject to some recalls. None of the engines really sparkles. Awkward driving position for tall people. Suspect weight distribution and ESP led to a recall.
Updated 14 May 2010
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Third roadster test of the week and at least Alfa Romeo managed to arrange some sunshine.

Brighton wasn't sunny for the Audi TT Roadster, Jerez wasn't sunny for the Peugeot 207CC. But Morocco was for the Alfa. It was so good I'm sorry to tell you we forgot to try it with the top up

Happily the choice of engines was also right: the 3.2V6 Q4, and the 2.2 four-cylinder front-drive. (I'd already done the 2.4 Multijet in the tintop Brera coupe)

It's breathtakingly beautiful to look at, of course. Somehow better balanced and less front-heavy looking than the Brera Coupe.

Alfa Romeo Spider 2007 Road Test


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