Still wrapped up in
AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
When i was weighing up what diesel to buy for £10k it was between the Gold 140 bhp, Audi A3 140 bhp or the Alfa GT JTD. I had already had a BMW 320D and that was dull as dishwater so that was out of the question.
VAG group are incredible quality of build and materials - my old Golf V5 was much better built than my GT.
However, they are SOOOO ubiquitous and bland. No individuality or panache to either. The GT is just such a striking car by comparison.
Are you sure you want to do this? In fact, can I ask why you are actually changing your car?
I am by no means an Alfa fanboy, just feel that the GT JTD offers so much more, though I guess it depends what your motivations are.
Also, have you considered the Merc C Class Coupe 220 D? Look nice in black with the AMG alloys and leather. Lad at work was looking at one with circa 40k miles on the clock for £6,500! A lot of car for the money. Not that I have had any experience with them though...
Luck is the residue of opportunity and design...