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Need owner experience & advise

Good day alfa owners!!!!

I'm currently looking at purchasing a second hand Alfa GT 3.2l V6.

would any of the current alfa owners please be so kind as to tell me their experiences with this car model and what I should look out for?
I really want this car as my father had a GT back in the day.

thank you very much
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Great choice of car

The main things to look out for are the usual 156/147/GT suspension noises. Creaking or squeaking behind the dash will be the upper arms, light rattling will probably be drop links (both reasonably easy to sort). Knocking is likely to anti roll bar bushes (not so easy).

Radiators fail as they corrode - check if the fins are corroded and falling out. Cambelt should be replaced at 4 years with tensioner and idler bearings. Also check the water pump has been replaced with one with a metal impeller (plastic ones crack and fail). A Q2 or Quaife diff is desirable as the original ones are known to fail.

Older GT's also suffered from creaks from the tailgate area which can be weak welds above the tailgate.

I've had mine for nearly a year. I've had the radiator replaced as it started leaking, cambelt and water pump replaced and new tyres. I found the Pirelli's mine came on have a really hard ride and tramlines badly, changing to Goodyear F1's transformed the car. It's also suffered from the tailgate creak which I eventually cured by using silicone spray around the panel joins around the tailgate. A Q2 diff is next on my list.

Have a look at the buyers guide at the top of the GTA lounge as most applies to the GT as well.

Good luck with your search.....
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Also watch out for dented sills near the jacking points.
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make sure all the electrics work window switches and you have both keys and they work the remote locks and tailgate locks as these can be expensive to replace or re-programme.
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Also watch out for dented sills near the jacking points.

Tell me about it. Some ****wit jacked mine up previously and one of the skirts looks a bit wonky. Nowt I can do about it though.
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