Following on from russelldav's excellent "living with my GT" thread, I too have had mine for about 4 months. Mine is a 2008 Blackline 1.8 twin spark.
Some pictures after a good clean.
So how do I find it?
Bloody brilliant - four months on and I am still finding any and every excuse to drive it.
I've had a few issues.
- The door handle on the driver's door broke. It was still perfectly useable, but it didn't "spring" back into place. You just had to push it back flush. Not a massive thing, and replaced under warranty.
- During the cold in December, the windows played up a few times. They'd go down fine, and then get stuck and wouldn't come back up. Holding the button up and down for 10 seconds seem to get it going again.
- Very very minor thing - a week or so ago I got, and despite the temperature being 10 degrees-ish, the temperature display showed -10. Within seconds, minus 11, then minus 12. Turned the engine on and off again, and the same thing. Within a minute it was reading normally. It's not repeated this since.
- I too have the bonnet v windscreen wiper chip.
I've also experienced the noise from the window seal above the driver's head a couple of times when it's been really wet. I've not noticed it for a long time, and if I do again, I may try the WD40 trick. But to be honest it's not a big issue.
I'm spending an absolute fortune on car washes - black cars really, really don't look good when grubby! On first name terms with the local eastern European hand car wash
Annoyingly where I live, "self washing" is a right pain in the ****.
I've had a few moments where strangers have complemented me on it - that's a nice feeling. Once, I've seen from my office window people taking photos of it. I think the "limited edition" badge may have swayed them a bit....
I have a few chips on the front and on the bonnet, I guess this is normal on a two year old car. They're only noticeable if you study. I may, at some point, get it re-sprayed. There's also a TINY dent in the bonnet, from the previous owner. Again, at some point, I'm going to look into getting this tapped out.
A question - we know the Blackline is a limited edition car - does anyone know how limited? What kind of numbers were produced.
Cheers - thanks for the continued advice on here.