Re: Is there any other car you'd consider over the GT ?
My previous car was an RX-8, and I've got to say that nothing Alfa produces for the similar money can compare in terms of handling, braking, acceleration and quality. At the time I bought the Mazda it was a toss up between the RX and the GT. Don't get me wrong I love the GT and most other Alfa's for that matter, but I would rate the RX-8 as the better drivers car. Ultimately the Alfa has won my heart because of its style, exclusivity, and more importantly soul.
I wouldn't recommend an RX-8 to anyone without deep pockets, the reason that I got rid was purely financial - £2700 fuel bill to cover 12,000 miles, £300 road tax, £150 for a set of spark plugs (parts only), phenomanal service bills, the list goes on...... Saying that I would have another one if the bank balance allowed although they are a bit common, but I'd still keep the GT as well.