Tired of waiting!
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
I made the same move recently from a 1.9JTDm GT and as much as it was hard to say goodbye, the GTV has been everything I hoped for and more. Fortunately for you it sounds like you're going to have both!
I looked at a few of the Series 3 GTV's before buying mine a few months ago and found the V6 was very difficult to come by in series 3 guise, there are a couple of interesting looking 2.0TS models on pistonheads for around £5k, I came across an older one with higher miles (think it was around 80k) which was £4.5k during my search.
In the end it was the call of the V6 and prior knowledge of the vehicle that led me to going for an older series 1.
Good luck with the search...