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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 2005 Alfa Romeo Spider

To start off, 2005 Alfa Romeo Spider is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider would be higher. At 3,179 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Alfa Romeo Spider is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Alfa Romeo Spider, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 2005 Alfa Romeo Spider
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model Spider Spider
Year Released 1989 2005
Body Type Roadster Roadster
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1570 cc 3179 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 247 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2260 mm 2550 mm


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