To clarify I am most definitely keeping my GTV but the plan is to SORN it over the winter and use what ever I buy now as my daily driver. This is why I've focused on marques that make good drivers cars because I couldn't face months of nothing but something utterly dull to drive.
i don't think you've come to the right place if you want objective opinion
This is much what I expected as well but there's actually a good range of responses here so thanks everyone for your input.
I know plenty of people that would say not to go the alfa route (they've never had an alfa
) so I came here to hear the other side from the 'converted'. I'm glad I posted the question because a few things have been mentioned that I hadn't considered:
I'd never even looked at the boot space in a GT before, I am surprised I must say! It looks like the hatchback door is at to low of an angle to carry bulkyer items though
The 2.4 is not the most economical of diesel engines either.
I've looked up some MPG figures and I tend to agree, will ideally be looking for a 1.9, that said there's not a whole lot of choice of sportswagons for sale at the moment.
That does look restrictive what is the width between them? I'm not expecting to be carrying really bulky things often & I am prepared to temporarily remove seats and trim if necessary but there's no way those obstacles are moving
"You should just a get a van. With a van it's like you've got an MBA, but you've also got a ****ing van! You're not just a man anymore, you are a man with a van. You get a van, Jez, we could be men with ven."
I drive vans occasionally in my day job and don't mind them at all. I did look for 'ven', but the only ones in my budget where rust piles.
Hi, My 52 reg 2.4 JTD Sportswagon with approx 96.000 and all history for last six years will be up for sale towards the end of this month!
Thanks for the heads up
I may be interested depending what I decide. Do you have an idea of the price?
A few nods for volvo, the space in the back would be great. I've looked at fuel consumption on the old 2.4 diesels, not so great, in fact downright terrible at 30mpg
not all are that low but the smaller engine ones seems to be newer and out of my budget. My other concern is would they be dull to drive, I've been spoilt having only ever had nippy little Italian cars.
I originally looked at fords before realising how cheap x types are these days, which is basically a nicer mondeo anyway. Spares for Fords are apparently dirt cheap, I'm told this is mostly true for the x type as well particularly compared to other jag models. For the short term a ford would be a no brainer but I am planning to keep it for a good few years which is why I'm giving it a bit of thought & wanting something a bit nicer.
Thanks again for the suggestions & input