Buy a GTV or go for a 147 upgrade?
I'm in a bit of a quandary, and would appreciate any views on which way to go!
I currently have an 2003 147 1.9JTD. I love it, and so far it has been fantastic (due for it's 84,000 service next week). But I fancy something new(ish), and have been considering a GTV. My estimated budget (around £8,000) won't stretch to a Brera, unfortunately, as they seem holding their value too well ;-) But while that would hopefully get me a half-decent GTV, I am worried about reliability, fuel consumption (I currently average 50mpg) and finding something just right (buying second hand is always risky).
Alternatively, I could just upgrade my 147 - new stereo (need something that can take an iPod connection), maybe an engine chip and I would love new wheels (currently just the standard 15" alloys, and would love the 17" super sport style).
Any suggestions? Any feedback on GTVs from that age would be appreciated, or how to upgrade the 147 easily (ideally how to avoid simple forking out on new wheels that end up leaving 4 gathering rust in the garage! Is there much a second hand market?).