This week I had my first drive in a GT. It was a silver GT 2.0 JTS Distinctive (call it lusso if you want
) with optional 17" alloys.
I like the GT a lot and those sport seats are really, really great. I also liked the gear stick, the clean metal with the round gearknob is a pleasure to hold. Too bad this gearstick is only available on the 2.0 JTS and not on the 3.2 or JTD because it looks
According to a lot of car magazines 18" alloys make the ride of the GT way too firm, I can't really believe that since the ride 17" is a lot smoother then I expected
The dials of the GT are a lot easier to read then the black dials I had in my 147. And talking about the 147, the dash is 99% the same. Although I love the 147 dashboard I think Alfa shouldn't have fitted it into the GT. IMHO a missed opportunity
I really love the looks of the GT and she handles great as well, even better then the 147, due to the longer wheelbase probably. The only real problem I had with the GT, and you can't blame the GT for that, is the engine. I had never driven a JTS before, and sure it is smoother and faster then the good old twin spark two liter, but the lack of sound very dissappointing. The JTS engine is a lot more silent then a Twin Spark and I hate that
Maybe the sounds will improve with age (the one I tested was still very young), but if you are a real petrol head like me, you absolutely have to buy a sport exhaust as well.
So I want a GT Selespeed with metallic paint, 17" alloys, a sport exhaust, connect nav+ and CD changer. All I have to do is to find a company who can provide that as a company car