Re: There seems to be quite a few new owners with problems
You are so right. I have always wanted a dark blue GTV with tan leather. The fact that one in that spec was available in scotland with the right engine (the V6 of course) meant that there wasn't a pack of wild horses that would have stopped me buying it.
Luckily the dealer didn't know this and I got a great deal.
I class my GTV as a classic car and am willing to pay the required money to keep it this way. My last classic was a triumph Tr6 which was unreliable and still cost a lot to maintain. The GTV gives me the same feeling that the Tr6 did but at the same time being far more user friendly and reliable.
Enjoy the car for what it is. A cheap, fast, well handling, characterful, future classic.