i have had it for a year, and thankfully just part exchanged it, i love the car for long distance or posing but thats it, day to day its an effort threw town it a joke. typical alfa no turning circle and for a 2002 car i wont even go into the mot, the alfa dealers are unhelpful and unreliable, i wont have one again, now if toyota could make something this easy to drive and with its looks but in a toyota reliabilty i would perhaps think again, for now ce la vie gtv!!!
Well having just got rid of my heap of a mgzr160 wanted a more stylish car and boy this fits the bill! handles well really comfy if just 2 of you boot is a joke performance is adequate, but for a 6 year old car i still get looks and have to say very happy so far. it has looks style and no practicality whatsoever so if you want to do your shopping its back seats for most of the bags, but hey it looks far better than anything i could put in its price range!
Let's be clear - buying an Alfa Romeo GTV V6 is a decision of the heart not the head. But then coupes are about driving emotion...
First the bad points:
It's not practical - boot space is limited, particularly given the dimensions of the opening. It's a 2+1 small one if you're taller than 5ft 6in as there will be no room in the back.
It's not that cheap to run - 24mpg is about the best you can reasonably expect from normal road driving. Insurance is a little steep.
Now the good:
Looks - It's possibly the best looking 'sub 30k' coupe on the market and relatively rare on the road.
Value for money - I know it's all relative but I picked up a 2000V 3.0 for £8.6k, 38k miles in good condition and have had 6,000 trouble-free miles so far.
Engine - It's been said before but this is one of the best production engines, it sounds great and is largely reliable.
Advice - Go in with your eyes open. Cam belts are supposed to be a problem so be minded that 5 years and 60k miles is a better bet than 72k/6 yrs.
Take a warranty out if this worries you. Remember, it's an italian sports car, what you loose in German efficiency you gain in many other ways.
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