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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.
  • 3.2 V6 24v 2dr

    Barry Ashwick , surrey . Date: 09/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my one-year-old GT that had just 10,000 miles from new - the car had one careful owner who had all the options fitted - voice activated everything and sat-nav. All this for the same price as an average saloon car.

    I get my sports car and the kids can get in the back! To top it all, it has a hatch rear door and the rear seats fold and allow a reasonable amount of space when needed.

    I cannot fault it, it has great Italian styling, drives well and sounds fantastic. Why buy more expensive BMWs, Audis etc that everybody else has, when you can be that little bit unique?

    The only let-downs so far are with the 18-inch wheels - the low ground clearance means roads with speed humps are to be avoided!

    The local dealer does not have a clue about customer relations, but now I have found an Alfa-approved specialist, things are better.

  • 2.0 JTS 2dr

    Kevin Mc Williams Date: 25/01/2007
    • 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 have just traded-in my june '04 GT for a BMW Z4.It was a 2.0 JTS. It wasn't an easy decision as I love Alfas and the GT was my 5th successive one. I love the styling inside and out,the practicality,the individuality. It was, and is, a special car and seeing one on the road is always a treat.

    However, although the car felt robust, irritations spoiled the experience:poor fuel consumption, heavy oil consumption, a really annoying intermittent tailgate rattle, a dash which creaked alarmingly when the heater was turned on in cold weather, a broken exhaust after 3000 miles, door sill strips which scratched the paint they were supposed to protect(?)...etc.

    To be fair, it never broke down in 27,000 miles but these days that is only average. The niggles and quality glitches were unacceptable in a £24000 car(with options). Visiting a dealer where Skodas and Fiats were also serviced was also quite underwhelming!

    I still love Alfas but I will take some convincing before ever considering another.Unfortunately, BMW remains the default choice for drivers seeking a well-built and engineered sporty,prestige brand.

  • 2.0 JTS 2dr

    neil littlewood Date: 04/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have this car for a year and I bought it when it was one year old. It's had an easy time, it's been used as a second car and has only covered 3000 miles in my ownership (18000 in total). That said, it has just been to the dealer again after suffering huge oil consumtion since I brought it and has needed a new head gasket and new pistons, luckily covered under the waranty. Previously it's needed a new sump, new battery, new keys, power steering pipes, the electric window on the drivers side tried to cut my arm off when it closed for no reason, the breaks scream when cold, I could go on... But I still love it! It looks stunning (Ivory mist, I think one of the best colours) there's not many around so it always turns heads, it sounds gorgeous, and is a comfortable car to drive. It' a pig to reverse, the heater needs a degree in engineering to work out, but does it's own thing anyway, it uses far too much petrol, and when trying to tune the radio you just keep pressing buttons until you give up and surrender to terry Wogan. I know everyone at the Alfa dealer by name and owning one out of waranty would scare the pants off me. But buy one, I don't know why, but their great and to be fair I think I've just been a little unlucky!!!

  • 1.9 JTDm 16v 2dr

    Russell Cartwright , Cheshire . Date: 20/11/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After falling in love with a GT at a dealership I read these readers reviews before committing myself and after 6 months ownership I agree with everything previously written about this fabulous car-it's brilliant! Stunning looks, particularly in Rosso with 18" wheels & beige leather and very practical for the type of car it is. Mines also a diesel and its giving around 40mpg with great mid-range grunt and the six speed box makes cruising a pleasure. Handling and grip are awesome even in the wet and everything about the car is just so right I find it very difficult to fault it. Interior is surprisingly roomy and the leather trim is a must. I just don't understand why people want the same 3 series/A4/TT clones at higher cost as everyone else that fill our motorways & suburbia driveways when they could have this stunning GT that gets admiring looks everywhere it goes. No faults with mine so far touch wood. Only downsides I can think of is the poor standard radio (should have gone for the Bose system, I know) and the worrying lack of a spare that's part of the 18" wheel package in common with other makes.

    This is my first ever Alfa and without doubt one of the very best cars I have ever owned including BMW's,Audis,Lotus,Jaguars, Cosworths & Mercedes-in fact if pushed I would probably say this is the most pleasurable car overall to drive of any and saves thousands over any of these makes. So if you're like I was six months ago-go on, buy it-and enjoy it.

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