This is one of my first posts and I don't like to be negative but I do have a problem with my GT. It is a July 2008 Cloverleaf edition 1.9 JTD and it has only done 29000 miles. Yesterday it suddenly cut-out on me, luckily I was only turning a corner at 5 miles per hour.
I had it recovered to a garage and subsequently found out that the timing belt had snapped and effectively destroyed the engine
I love the car but this was a shock and a disappointment that something relatively new could have such a problem. I'm looking at quite a lot of money to replace the engine now.
The garage is trying to source a used engine as a new one is £4000 apparently
Just wondering if GT's have a history of this sort of issue?
Do I have a case for going to Alfa with a complaint given the low mileage? It is out of warranty though.
Any thoughts appreciated.
(P.S. I live in Scotland)[/QUOTE
Sorry to hear this, but it should have been changed by now (handbook says 4 or 5 years), but the engine should be easily fixed, why not search on here for a specialist and speak to them. (check out the scottish section)