Re: Thinking of buying an alfa 33
As a previous 33 owner (and a mini as well...), I think they are a great car. I had a 1988 1.7, and was great fun. Had a few hiccups with it (head gasket, and lost a lobe off the cam shaft), but it generally very reliable. Does have a few annoying things (electrics are not that great), but as a rule nothing that usually stops the car from going.
The styling of the Series 3 is great, but I guess you also pay a bit more as well. I think the fuel injected ones are a bit better around town.