I collected an Alfa GT JTDm from Mangos in Knutsford last night and am now officially an Alfa owner for the very first time in my life!
06 GT JTDm
Nuvola Blue pearlescent
Only disappointments with the car are that there are a quite a lot of stone chips on the bonnet and front bumper, a small scratch on one door and the parking sensors which Mangos retro fitted are nothing like the colour of the car. The last point I have noted down on the handiver sheet for requriing further attention. Oh and that the car pulls to the left. Will be dropping it back at the dealers to remedy this point too.
General thoughts on the car:-
Good looking car
Comfy if rather figure hugging seats
Very good looking car
Great chunky steering wheel is very satisfying to use
Damn that is a good looking car
Better fuel economy than my outgoing Golf V5 (25 mpg anyone?!)
Aesthetically the car rides too high on its wheels
Doesn't exactly feel light on its toes on the twisties
Feels like a big heavy car
Manufacturers fuel consumption figures hugely unrealistic (same old same old!)
Mediocre sound system
Overall I am pleased with the car though and am looking forward to getting to know it. As someone who changes their car every few months, I actually intend to keep this one for a while. Once Mangos have sorted out the niggles I will be looking to have a sensible remap or tuning box installed and maybe an uprated sound system.
Have you veterans got any pearls of wisdom for an Alfa virgin on things to look out for or be aware of?
Nice to be a member of such a friendly forum by the way!