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What's it like owning a GTV V6?

Hey everyone,

As some may know I have definitely decided on a GTV V6 Phase 2 Manual 5 Speed as my next car, the reason behind this is down to its looks, its sound, and its performance.

The 6 Speed is a bit too costly for my liking, and the 5 Speed still has 220BHP which will do for the time being I reckon, Plus the Phase 2 still came with the coded bumpers, plus the better front end, so job's a good 'un.

Can any GTV V6'ers here give me an idea of what it's like to own one?

The pro's, the con's etc, I wanna know everything!

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I loved my one, although mine was a 6 speed with the bigger wheels and the aerokit. It was 100% reliable, although I dad have a few issues with the tops of the windows not seating, this however is a common fault.

I sold it with 9000 miles on it though so it was hardly worn out..
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What's it like...frigging cool. Nice rapid comfortable car, just had new shocks slapped on mine and now handles better too...oh and did i say it looks good too.

The pros..
*looks great (get the front and back aerokit)
*feels great
*sounds lovely
*'the different' choice
*cheaper to service than expcted, cheaper than VW, BMW, Audi running costs

The cons..
* Not good in carparks, doors need to open wide and you worry about other cars dinking yours
* Petrol consumption, currently £75 to fill up and if you floor it that won't last long
*Not much space in the boot
*Generally always dealing with one quirk or another
*People try and race you (is that a pro)
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Generally excellent - everytime you see your car you will think "that's a beauty, and it's mine - same sort of thing sound wise with the engine.

I'd say try and find one that's had the suspension sorted as that can be v expensive to make good.

also, the "normal" looking phase2 GTVs are around with both 5 and 6 speed boxes - mine's a 99 plate with 6 speed..
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i have the 2.0 turbo v6...sounds fantastic and always puts a smile always on your face when you step on the gas!.. downside is fuel consumption... the looks are basically the same with non v6's
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