Originally Posted by leighn
Only about £700 off, had to pay for the extras, only had the 17" spoke wheels & Sat Nav system, where did you get yours from? what spec?
Went for every possible extra on a GT 3.2...
17" Hole alloys & LP tyres
Xenons & washers
Height adjust pass seat
... in Stromboli Grey with Black Leather (wanted the tan leather, but saw it in the showroom and it looked orange - yuck!!!)
The dealership (Bishops, one of the largest in Surrey) only has an allocation of 23 for 2004
Apparently they are trying to limit supply / prices and thereby making it "rare". That should help residuals.
Had a real struggle to haggle on price. They didn't want to play ball as the cars were attracting so much interest. They reckon the brand is more of a marque now (esp the GT) and they don't need to discount as drivers are willing to pay list price. Not me though!!! After a week of them playing hard-ball and me playing 2 dealers off against each other I managed to get a £1000 off list price, GT mats included and almost half price Supagard treatment - which believe you me, aint that bad.
The worst thing about it all is that I have to now think about selling the GTV (Was shocked how much it's worth - or rather how much it isn't worth!!!)
The GT 3.2 isn't available in the UK yet, but I took a couple of 2.0 JTS's for a test drive - boy does that one go!!!
The GT drives really well - you can push it hard and you feel the right amount of feedback to know who's in control. The driving position is great and the seats hug really well. My one pet hate is the ASR - it cuts in such a way that you think that all power has gone (from a standing start) and then blips back in. I'll be switching that one off!!! The view out of the rear window is a classic - it's almost like looking out of the front of the GTV - you know that wide pillar box effect.
The GT will never be a GTV replacement - I always knew that, but I needed a GTV with some practicality now that bambino No2 is coming. But, if the GT is anything to go by, I'd say that it's brought the potential of the GTV into the present day. I could really see how old my GTV was when I sat back inside it on the way home. However, the GTV will always turn more heads