Car reviews - Alfa Romeo - 33 - Boxer 16V QV 5dr hatch
Alfa Romeo models
7 May 2003
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 5D HATCHBACK (1990-1992)
VERY similar in spec to the Alfa with a 1781cc, four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a five-speed gearbox. The car has a smart, chunky appearance and outstanding handling. Air-conditioning, central locking and power steering are standard.
MAZDA 323 ASTINA 5D HATCH (1991-1994)
THIS Japanese contender lacks the flair and handling finesse of the Europeans but with an 1840cc, 16-valve, multi-point fuel-injected engine and the choice of five-speed manual or four-speed auto, offers competent high performance. Central locking and power steering are standard.
MITSUBISHI CB LANCER 5D HATCHBACK (1990-1992)
A POWERFUL 1.6-litre, twin cam, 16-valve engine giving 90kW is the highlight, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Good handling, particularly on dirt, is a bonus. Well appointed with alloy wheels and power steering as standard. The hatch area contains a large luggage space.
CITROEN BX 5D HATCHBACK (1989-1994)
SOMETHING different. Impressive performance from a 1905cc, 16-valve engine driving the front wheels through a five-speed box. Handling is exceptional, with self-levelling suspension, and equipment is impressive - anti-lock brakes, air-conditioning, alarm system, alloy wheels, central locking, power steering and power windows. Servicing and parts can be expensive.
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