On Alfa number 15
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: GTV - which one and what to look for
Having driven both and owning a series 2 V6 with aeropack, you just have to have the V6. I would also say it is more reliable than the 2 litre.. No cam variator, less crank issues, also the rear suspension is rose jointed, so not so many worries with that. The bushes on the 2 litre versions wear.
I also found the 3 litre not much worse on fuel. Probably as it doesnt need thrashing, you can drive on torque. The handling difference is not too much between them, the 3 litre is a little more nose heavy, but I wouldn't let it put you off, it still corners brilliantly.