Hi people, my name is Richard and I bought my R reg GTV about six months ago( sounds like an intro at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, not that I've been to one!)
What a car, fun to drive, stylish, good looking and it's costing me a fotune. I knew the cambelt was worth getting done when I bought it, so I did and it's always worth getting a service done when you get a new car and that's when the troubles started. The car was fitted with the different Alfa alloys to normal but apparently the wrong bolts were used( too long)which resulted in 4 new hubs, bearings etc. I've also had the brakes done and now the suspension arms/bushes need doing, none of which are covered by the warranty.
They saw me coming or is it just bad luck? Please, if you're thinking of buying a GTV, do it, but get someone to thoroughly check it out beforehand. Meanwhile, I'm off to look for a second job!!!