Eveyones free to make his/her mistakes car wise and an Alfa Spider is a good mistake to make!
I have owned my spider for about 2 years and have loved every minute. Sadly i dont enought mileage to really justify the cost of tax/insurance/warrenty so it might be going in the spring/summer..............
Anyways, what problems have I had...........
Not long after getting the car the gearbox got a bit notchy, like the syncromesh was going.
This was changed under warrenty and now has a nice clean manly action. Whilst they were changing the box they did break the lamba sensor but this was soon fixed.
Also around that time the hill holder switch on the clutch went but it could have all been to do with changing the box.
The last service I reported wind noise from the near side and they replaced the roof seal on that side (not realy much better, but ha).
Thats it for tech problems, now for the problems living with it ...............
The handling was a bit off untill I fitted an underbonet sway bar. This is a must if you want to enjoy the car on country lanes.
The lights were poor out of the box but have been adjusted to point down the road a bit better.
No roof control on the remote. Fixed with a 'smart top module'!
Windows/doors freeze in winter. This is fixed with a bit of silicon oil on the rubbers.
Oh and not enough dry days to put the roof down
Just to make getting around a bit easyier I fitted a pioner sat nav unit and just for the hell of it illuminated sills as well.
To sum up, I have loved every minute of my time with the car and only wish I could have driven it more. It might not be a sports car handling wise but it is the best looking cruiser on the road.