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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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48 reader reviews for Alfa Romeo GT Coupe.
  • 1.9 JTDm 16v 2dr

    Geoff Robins , West Sussex . Date: 21/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is Alfa's best for several decades.

    The styling, always an Alfa strongpoint, is exquisite. It is also very practical for a coupe, the hatchback tailgate and split folding rear seats give it the edge over the BMW 3 Series Coupe in this respect.

    The driving experience is very good, but this car should be judged as a GT, not a pure sports car, which it is not. The 1.9 diesel engine is very quiet and refined and has loads of torque, so it is very flexible and has very punchy acceleration and the six-speed gearbox is a delight to use. I am averaging 45mpg.

    The sports seats are very supportive and the driving position is good - not usually an Alfa strong point. It comes very well equiped in standard trim and looks fantastic with the addition of leather seats.

    Niggles? - Rear visibility is not the best - the optional rear parking sensors are well worth specifying if you are buying new - and the turning circle is quite large for this size of car. The stereo controls are quite fiddly and complicated, as are the climate control settings and switches.

    The build quality seems good. No rattles or sqeaks and the quality of materials used is up there with the best of the Germans. No cost cuting is evident.

    Overall, a very impressive package and a match for the ubiquituous BMW coupe and the very different, but ugly duckling and thirsty Mazda RX8. Well worth putting on your short list.

  • 1.9 JTDm 16v 2dr

    Jim Hearnden , Kent . Date: 23/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Test driven twice now and finally signed on the bottom line for a 1.9MJet diesel, with 17 inch wheels and winter pack, in Alfa Red with Black leather.

    Cabin very 156 like which I already own, however the waist line is slightly higher giving a darker interior.

    Handling is very similar to the 156 but fractionally sharper. Brakes are much better than my older 156 JTD and are now up to the performance of the car.

    Rear Vision is not too brilliant but that is the price paid for the overall shape, however I do wish Alfa would use a slightly larger mirror size.

    Performance was good with a huge amount of low-end punch and very quiet cruise with 36mph per 1,000. An influencing factor in buying the diesel was the six-speed box, which isn't available on the 2.0 petrol.

  • 3.2 V6 24v 2dr

    Ross Blyth , Perth & Kinross . Date: 22/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The engine and handling are first rate for a car this size with a V6 3.2 litre engine.

    Fast road use and overtaking especially in 3rd gear are just sensational and even at tickover that V6 sounds magnificent. Had quite a few delivery and warranty issues alrady in the first month of ownership but dealer is supportive.

    You get used to the lack of rear visibility and you have to watch the large doors - I've already dented the passenger door by opening it when on a downward slope and the door swung open on the hinges into a wall.

    Fantastic looks and driver appeal - the shortcomings can be put down to the car's character- of which there is an abundance.

  • 2.0 JTS 2dr

    s r Date: 26/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car, although Italian, which is something that it seems you don't like, deserves at least a 'very good' rating.

Alfa Romeo GT Coupe

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