Re: Gt comfort levels? for long journeys
I’m new to Alfa so will probably get shot for this....before I get gunned down though; it's only my opinion, not a generalisation!
I have only had my GT two weeks. Now don't get me wrong it is a fantastic car; the handling is excellent, engine feels very strong, seats are very comfortable; the best I’ve had! and I find Alfas the prettiest cars on the road, however....
I find the car not so much uncomfortable but very tiring to drive long distances on busy m-ways. Mainly due to the awful visibility inside the car and tiny side mirrors. I find I really have to lean over my shoulder and crane my neck to check blind spots. It would be suicidal if I didn't. I'm not talking about a casual glance; I really have to lean round, unlike all my other cars. I find the height of the passenger's seat also blocks the rear quarter window making it even harder to see.
The turning circle seems dire too, almost embarrassing when parking! I must admit, inside the plastics do feel a little 'cheap' to me too. The wind noise too is very loud! It sounds as if the windows are never fully up. All of this adds up and spoils the car for me.
To be honest, I’m regretting buying mine now. I really wish I booked one of those longer test drives e.g. a weekend or few days. My previous cars have been far better suited to commuting and as a result much more comfortable.
One point though, my car is used mainly for commuting 4 hours a day in extremely heavy traffic; any car would struggle to tick all the right boxes!
The car just seems much more ‘at home’ on open roads or twisites where it’s great fun. I guess this is what it's designed for rather than long slogs in heavy traffic, I presume all 'sporty' cars would suffer similar niglles.
I’m not trying to insult GT fans here, just trying to put across an honest opinion.
Hope this may be of use.