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Hmmm Buying a GT JTD - advisable?

I am looking to buy a GT JTD - probably 06/07 in the next few months. I have a few concerns.

I am 24 so wonder what sort of insurance would I be looking at? (Living in a city, car parked on road and driven to work every day).

What sort of running costs would be involved? I have never owned an alfa but have heard a lot of rumours (particularly off top gear) about them breaking down more often than other more "reliable" (german) cars... If things do go wrong, is it a case of shelling out thousands to fix? How much is a service?

I think standard alloys are 17", but I would want to put maybe 18" on instead, will this affect insurance? Are alfa alloys pricey?

Any help would be appreciated.
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first of all, i would get an insurance quote. Think they are group 15/16. Even with 10yrs NCD, mine is still pricey, possibly because its in a city. That could be a decision breaker.

service costs - 150/200 for a normal service. cambelt change service (usually recommended before 60k miles) would be about 450.

Reliability not a problem if serviced. like any other premium brand, if things go wrong they're never cheap to fix and you can't just take em to kwik fit either (the ultimate sin). A car slush fund is advisable.

go for the 18" wheels, they look better than 17" ...and being age 24, thats what counts eh?

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