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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

    Lee Barlow , Tyne + Wear . Date: 18/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just said farewell to my Alfa GT 1.9 JTD (with 18" upgraded wheels and black leather) after only 1 year and 14000 blissful miles due to an expanding family.

    To say I am heartbroken is an understatement as this is without doubt the best car I have ever owned.

    On looks alone it is worth every penny but matched with the performance,running costs and sheer driving pleasure it has to be, pound for pound,the best value coupe on the market.

    I did have some niggles with the drivers door window seemingly having a mind of it's own and there was a tear on my drivers door card which took the dealer 6 attempts to get a suitable replacement to match the leather interior but otherwise I have no complaints on reliability.

    The only let down for me was I felt some of the interior plastics were of poor quality compared to other cars I have driven. Namely BMW,VW,and now a Volvo???

    I would have no hesitation in recommending this car and will be on the look out for a 2nd hand one in a few of years time once the latest addition to the household is walking and talking.

  • 3.2 V6 24v 2dr

    Andrew Melvin , Scotland . Date: 23/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Car is great to look at and fun to drive. Massive problem with shrieking brakes when new. So loud it was embarrassing to drive. And dangerous as you tried to avoid using the brakes.

    Garage spent 6 months greasing brakes then replacing them. Eventually shrugged shoulders and said they didnt know what to do! Legal action brought a mechanic up from Alfa who was able to repair fault within a month by turning brake pads around!! Now fighting garage over my legal bill.

    In addition the car was late in delivery and had several teething faults. Electric windows occassionally have a mind of their own, space saver tyre has to be dampened with towels to stop it rattling, air conditioning leaked and boot area has a lot of general rubbing noises. Its also quite thirsty. All these faults would have been bearable but for the shrieking brakes and the attitude of the garage because car has great looks and performance.

  • 1.9 JTDm 16v 2dr

    Jon Surtees , Lincolnshire . Date: 01/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Put simply, this is a truly superb car which proves Alfa are really forging ahead with their overall package. I previously drove a 2.0-litre TS GTV which was fabulous, but no longer practical.

    After being approached by James Green of Platts Alfa Romeo in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, who offered me a brand new 1.9 JTD in Lipari Grey with winter pack 17-inch wheels, tan leather and parking sensors all for £20,800 (massive saving) and a £1000 over the going price for my GTV, I couldn't refuse.

    Other than the top speed which beats the old GTV, and the fuel economy which I have had up to 52mpg on a motorway run of 70mph average, the sheer joy of overtaking in third and fourth never fails to thrill.

    I also find the exclusivity of the GT particularly pleasing, and featuring as 'sub-zero' on Top Gear's 'Cool Wall' does make this car very desirable. I shudder with excitement to think how good the upgrade will be in three or four years' time.

    My only gripe is a rattle coming from the boot. I have been told that this is due to a wrongly positioned weld on the rear roof cross member which can be sorted out at the dealer, which was very helpful. Once this is sorted out the rating will be five stars. Well done, Alfa Romeo.

  • 2.0 JTS 2dr

    Matt Nicholson Date: 28/02/2006
    • 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

    I have done 18,000 miles in this car and everyone has been fantastic. The acceleration in fifth gear is brilliant.

    I would tell anyone buying a GT to spend the £250 on parking sensors, but then it is not really built for going backwards!

    There have been one or two rattles and niggles (it seems the factory forgot to screw down the front armrest) but at 6000rpm with the BMW's disappearing in the rearview, who cares?

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