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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 Lusso 2dr

    Colin Willey , Essex . Date: 14/04/2007
    • 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

    Like many others you'll buy this car becuase you don't want to be part of BMW/Merc. brigade. It is different and does attract admiring glances and interest. I had an Alfa six years ago and although I have not had my GT very long the build quality seems better, nothing is rattling or falling off - yet! It's a great drive giving all its 150bhp easily. I find the steering a bit woolly in the straight ahead position and it does tramline in the HGV tarmac ruts more than other cars but you get used to it after a while. Yes it corners well, the gear change is good as are all the major controls. The heating and vent controls are confusing and take time to understand. I think visilbility is quite good, it is a coupe after all, reversing sensors are advisable because that is the worst vision aspect. I have the 18" alloys fitted and the exposed rims are very vulnerable to kerbing - no spare wheel - only the puncture 'goo' kit probably not the best thing if you live in the sticks along way from a tyre centre. I did not find buying an Alfa a great puchasing experience many dealer aren't too bothered but I came across Meridien in Portsmouth who were keen, it's a wait and see on servicing and after sales. So far so good, a great car that you want to drive and enjoy, frugal and still a bit exclusive. Shame it hasn't got the 2.4 diesel from the Brera that obviously looks even better but has so little practical interior space.

  • 1.9 JTDm 16v 2dr

    Ian Clark , South Carolina . Date: 12/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car because I didn't want to drive a BMW like everyone else and fell in love with it without even driving it (that just made me want it more!). My friends thought I was crazy and would be spending my whole time waiting for the breakdown truck. You should have seen their faces when I rolled up in it. The exterior & interior are far superior to any of the other contenders. The interior space is amazing, you can actually get 2 adults in the back seat and it doesn't feel like your sitting in a coffin. With the back seat down the overall space is huge. The diesel engine has plenty of power & great milage and handling is excellent. It even makes you feel good sitting in traffic on the M4 on the way home every night. The radio controls are rubbish and look like they were glued on by a child & the heater controls require a PhD. I sold this car after less than a year because I moved to the USA (where they aren't sold) but still love it and regulary look at the Alfa website just to see pictures. Buy one you'll like it!

  • 2.0 JTS 2dr

    christina brown Date: 12/02/2007
    • 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

    I bought my 05 plate after test driving BMW, Audi, Merc C Class etc..nothing felt remotely close to the drive of the GT Coupe. Owning was was fantastic, it ouzed class, handling, drivability etc. Only negatives are no rear wash wipe which given the lack of visibility is crazy biscuits. Only other little bug bear is the radio controls on steering wheel are inadequate and fiddly. Otherwise car is a fantastic car to drive, ride in and see on your driveway. Go get one....you wont regret it.

  • 1.9 JTDm 16v 2dr

    Daniel Clegg , Cheshire . Date: 10/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After briefly test-driving a GT, I was smitten by the great exterior, and sporty yet luxiourious interior.

    I therefore took the plunge and, after shopping around, found a decent deal on a one-year old 1.9 JTD. Ownership has proved a pleasure so far, although the performance off the mark is not quite what I'd hoped for. This is not a deal-breaker, however, as the car has bags of character and is surely worth more than the three stars awarded by What Car?.

    Friends, who either own Audi A3s, VW Golfs or similar are unfailingly impressed by the luscious interior, and I get the impression they definitely feel short-changed in the style department! I'm not quite sure where What Car? gets its stats for the depreciation index, as I can't find a 12-month old 1.9 JTD on sale for anywhere near £12,300 (try £16,000).

    Whilst depreciation is a factor to consider with Alfas, I think the motor press generally exaggerate this significantly. Perhaps this is stereotyping so as to appear 'in the know'.

    If these cars had a BMW badge on them I'm sure the press would be raving uncontrollably.

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