Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Halesowen, West Mids
I have had my GT for three months and have had several niggly faults, and still have a problem with the windows, which I will have to get done under the warranty.
I am hoping that once these problems are ironed out I will start enjoying it more.
It is right that they are going up in value. When I bought mine I was told they had gone up £400 for the last two consecutive months in the glasses guide. I bought mine for £12,995 and have seen an identical car, the same colour, same spec, same mileage and almost the same registration number in a dealers for £15,495 on Autotrader today.
I had a 156 2.0 TS Veloce for five years before buying a GT and had hardly any problems with that, apart from a few things that you would get with any car.
I have now got got the 1.9 JTDm GT on a 57 plate, and it is the first deisel car I have owned but I do like it. I test drove the 2.0 JTS but prefered the deisel. Tax is cheap for a sports car and the fuel economy is good. (Intervals between cam belt change is longer than the petrol as well.)
Also on the plus side, is the looks and styling of the car. The interior is plush in Lusso spec with leather and a Bose system.
I think the engines are sound but there are still issues with trim, door seals, boot rattles, electrics (windows), rusty wheel nuts, and the customer service provided by certain dealers. If you can get one with warranty, then you can get any bits it needs done under warranty.
One good thing is that it is individual. Mine is the only one in the works multi-storey car park. When I drive to work I rarely see another on the road.
If you want reliability buy a Golf. If you can live with a few niggles and drive a beautiful car that goes well and is luxurious inside then get a GT.
Would I recommend it... probably .... would I buy another Alfa.... definately.
Last edited by Sensible; 13-09-09 at 19:09.