Thanks for all your replies - very helpful!
Yes, the LPG bottle would go in the boot but I'm a little puzzled why people think the V6 on LPG would be a shame. I had a V8 Range Rover a couple of years ago on LPG and you couldn't tell if it was on the gas or petrol without looking at the switch. It really was seamless.
I think the bottle would take the whole boot though. As long as we do the shopping etc in my wifes car (a Punto HGT) then that would be ok. I'd carry a can of tyre weld instead of the spare.
It sounds like my 2 nippers would be ok for short spells in the back but as they grow (or for longer journeys) we'd have to use the Punto.
Its Monty's GTV 6-speed V6 thats really tempting me - 17" teledials aero and spoiler and look well cared for at £2k. Does anyone know the car? (or how I can get in touch with him). His PM inbox is full.
Firstly James, Monty's GTV has sold to another forum member, I know this because I wanted it for myself, so that one's gone sorry mate. That one was a complete steal though at that price, you seriously won't find one like that for under £2750 anywhere else. It was fully loaded Monty's,
Secondly, I think Alfisti tend to think that LPG conversions on Alfa V6's are just blasphemy,
In reality you wouldn't be able to tell the difference perhaps? But in your heart, you would know,
But, considering you have the Punto mate, I'd just go and get a GTV. It's a SERIOUSLY impractical car for shopping and long journey's with the whole family. But when it's just you and the missus, or you on your own, you'd love it to bits. They really are terrific motors. And the sound from the engine at around 6000RPM is pure magic. I've had 2 x 156 V6's and they were brilliant cars, the speed was immense, but you have another 30BHP to play with so the GTV V6 would just be mental. Get one!
I have owned a Fiat Coupe, a GTV Twinny, a Jaguar XJS, and they were all incredibly impractical, but my wife has a Punto as well so if we needed to carry more than just the 2 of us we tended to use that, same for shopping etc.
Just buy one mate, look for a decent one with good mileage, cambelt change etc etc and you'll be grinning from ear-ear,