33 shaped fire
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Have you seen the comments page? Talk about everyone jumping on the band wagon and not having an informed opinion. Alright, the styling of 33s isn't for everyone, but to have to read the same old perceived wisdoms of poor electrics/rust/falling apart etc etc is getting pretty boring. Most of these comments come from people who have never even driven or owned a 33, not a great basis on which to form an opinion. I've had my 33 for nearly 15 years and it has never let me down, didn't have that much rust on it when I took it off the road for restoration and never had any electrical issues, not even a blown bulb. Its funny, Fords and Vauxhalls etc from the same era are far more rusty than Alfas yet no one bangs on about it the whole time. I suppose a lot of those cars are such junk that no one bothers to keep them going long enough to get seriously rusty whereas a lot of people will keep a rusty Alfa going because they are such great cars.
Even the article itself seems a little ill informed, it mentions "..the 1.7 litre engine - now with a 16v head....", well it ain't gonna go very well with only one cylinder head!!! As for the comments on handling, how can people rave about the handling of the Sud then criticise the 33 when the set up is more or less the same? We all know a well set up 33 will run rings round a lot of modern stuff, perhaps we should just keep the secret to ourselves and prove these idiots wrong when we blow them into the weeds with our 33s!
Shame the article isn't very positive in general, I have copies of a few contemporary road tests and most of them were quite favourable. Lovey P4 Vantastic, hope it goes to a good home...