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Used Alfa Romeo GTV 1996 - 2005 review

(1996 - 2005)
Alfa Romeo GTV (96 - 05)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 19 Sep 2018 16:41

What used Alfa Romeo GTV coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Alfa Romeo GTV coupe?

The oldest GTVs are very cheap to buy, but they will need major work to keep them going. They will also probably be rusty, and so we wouldn't recommend them. Buying the newest and the best you can find pays in the long term, but even on these, you need to check their condition and service history.

None will be cheap to insure, although the 2.0-litre model will save you a heap on the 3.0-litre. Annual servicing is expensive, and it's also wise to change the engine's cambelt every three years or 36,000 miles. Spares are reasonably priced for this type of car, and using one of the many non-franchised specialist garages will save on what main dealers charge.

Official fuel economy figures promise up to 30mpg for the 2.0-litre and 24mpg for the 3.0-litre, but few owners achieve anything close to these figures in reality.