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I'm on my first GT and first Alfa ...... I love it ..... have to look back at it every time I park up and walk away
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Did you buy the one off ebay from a GT Q2 for 750? I was a watcher on that and had noticed it had sold. They are a dismantler but for some reason they want the old broken gearbox returned?
Yep thats the one.

Although I didn't pay 750 and I get to keep my broken 'box (with working Q2 that I can sell on )

It would have cost as much to repair my old one and I want the bloody thing fixed now so I can sell on my BMW, so bit the bullet......
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Nice one. What did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking?
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Don't get a JTS, they are too problematic.
I beg to differ...............

But they are thirsty for a 2 litre petrol
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If Gt's had a bonnet catch recall like 156's did, then the furring on the bonnet catch could well be from the dealer spraying it with lube. My 156 went in for the recall a couple of years ago and came back covered in white furry stuff.

Buy one, they're fantastic looking cars, good enough Design for Bugatti to make their Veyron's front end look very similar.
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I have recently come back to Alfas after many years of Mercedes. Even though my Alfa has cost me more in the last 6 months than my Mercs did in 6 years I wouldnt swap back.
Every day is an adventure with an Alfa, you never know what new 'feature' is going to present itself.
Go on take the plunge, it may require a bit more TLC than some other cars but you wont regret it and you cant put a price on the fun it gives you.
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I have had 13 Alfa's, two of which suffered serious issues such as a Slipped cambelt on a V6 and a big end fail on a TS.

All of the others apart from my first 164 V6 have suffered niggles such as worn out suspension, dodgy thermostats, oil leaks, leaking radiators and stuff like that, as well as them all needing to have a cambelt change at some stage.

I am now on my first BMW, the only issue I have wrong with it is a slight leak from the PAS reservoir where the hose joins onto it. Which bearing in mind it is 13 years old with over 100k on the clock is pretty good.

My dad has also had a few BMW's that have also been trouble free.

Alfa's are ok, but expect a few Niggling faults, and you will really need to keep on top of maintenance. You will either need to find a friendly specialist or get handy with a spanner yourself otherwise they can be costly from a maintenance point of view.

I am happy with my BMW, it is better than I ever expected it was going to be. The engine also sounds remarkably like an Alfa V6, the ride and handling are brilliant, and I don't have to get my hands dirty every other weekend.

I was quite a dedicated Alfisti, but I can't see me buying another one any time soon.

You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.
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