Re: not the best start....gtv
Sorry to hear that verence.
If it's any consolation my whole life with the GTV is spent in terror that each new noise is a caused by a new and exciting way it's found to torment my wallet. In reality though, in the 18mths I've owned it, it's been more reliable than the brand new pug 206 I had before it. The only things it's needed replacing are things that just wear out (bushes etc) and are to be expected on a car of it's age.
The TS definately isn't the fastest thing on the road, but I wouldn't say it's underpowered. Mine pulls from about 3k and does enough to me entertained on the back roads. It does seem to suffer from some quite long gearing though. Having said that, I do have plans for "enhancements" for it
Stick with it though, for all it's faults I still get out of mine, look back at and it puts a smile on my face.