Why didn't you get another GTV?
It was my 2nd GTV,and bought via eBay on impulse while on a pub crawl basically...I was getting bored of the Focus that had been faultless for 3 years since selling serious moneypit GTV No1 (M80 GTV)
My initial reaction was to get another GTV before my mind started to wander...everything from another Alfa 155 to a newish 159, via a Golf V5, X-Type Jag and quite a few others...
In the end I was looking at Golf diesels in GT guise, when I received a phone call from a friend/dealer whose neighbour had a supposedly immaculate 156 for sale.....
I've never owned one...despite driving dozens of them when working for the local specialist years ago, I think the fact he only tended to get broken old sheds in most of the time put me off
To my surprise it ticked all the boxes (Black, leather,Veloce, FSH, 1 owner, low miles etc) and a deal was done on the spot....he also had a green Lusso thing with velour seats and bits of plastic wood that never warranted a second glance if I'm being fussy.
Thats it basically, I do sometimes miss the GTV but after walking away from a 60mph+ crash without a scratch on me I'll settle for the 156 which is already proving easier to live with for now?