Originally Posted by reverend john h
Yeah, but the 3 litre was far more expensive in the first place. Mine was owned by a couple iof middle aged women and spotless inside and out with fsh. The V6 is more likely to have been thrashed to buggery by at least one of it's owners! And any problem with that engine will result in a telephone number repair bill - unless you've got a stack of tools and mechanical experience. (in which case I take it all back) I'm not tryna pee on your snowballs, mate. But I'm not the first person on this thread to suggest (or at least imply) it would be an expensive mistake. I'm looking forward to the day when I can afford a 3litre, but it wont be until 've got fiveK to spend on it, ond another couple in the bank in case anything goes wrong.
I have to disagree mate, I've owned 3 2.5 V6's to date, all without fault. I mean, the extra 500cc can't exactly be THAT detrimental to determining whether or not a car has been 'ragged'.
If you are saying that with any big engined car that they've been ragged then I would guess all of my V6's I've owned have been at some point in the past. In which case, this would mean I could never buy a 3 Litred car.
And I can't see why I would require a further £5000 to spend on a 1998 Phase 2 5 Speed GTV , a car that in all honesty isn't worth much over that even at top whack.
I can understand putting some money aside in case it all goes wrong, but £5000? Seem's a tad expensive to me.
Is this to say that everyone on here who's bought a 3 Litre variant Alfa has put £5000 aside just in case? Highly doubtful.
And in all honesty, whether it be the 2 Litre or 3 Litre GTV, I believe they all have the same amount of chance of having been 'ragged'. And if anything, I would have thought the owners of a 3 Litre car would respect the runnings of such a large engine. Unless I am deluded of course.
Cheers for your advice mate, but £3000 will buy me a decent enough GTV Phase 2 5 Speed with less than 100,000 miles on the clock, FSH and if I'm lucky a cambelt change under its- Well... belt.
Or at least it should do. I don't see many 10 year old cars, including Alfa's, going for more. Also, failing that idea, £3000 will buy me the best damned 1998 156 V6 SP money can buy!