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Straight swap I think.

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Going back to the first question - it's a 2.0 TS. If it was a V6, I would feel happier about spending more, as they will start to appreciate in value at some point. Not sure this will happen will the twinnies.

I did look at RX8s, and I drove one, but it wasn't that quick, and for the amount of fuel + oil they get through, it didn't seem worth it. My mate has an RX7 which is lovely, but that's a different car (rotary + twin turbo). I'm back at uni as a mature student hence my lack of cash. Hopefully in a year or two I'll be able to get a 4C :-)
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All GOOD Gtvs are appreciating in value and have been for the last year. Cups beyond anybody's expectations, V6's perhaps as we would have thought but a good Twinspark has doubled over the last year. Still bargains to be had but less and less so.

The Gtv in any guise is going to be one of those cars people say "if only I'd kept that car"

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Braided hoses are the best brake upgrade I've ever made!! But you shouldn't have to pump the peddle, I haven't done that since I had a '70s mini. Could the master cylinder need changing. If I was you I'd take to an alfa specialist, where do you live?

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I got such a stronger feel through the peddle. No spongy feeling.

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I did look at RX8s, and I drove one, but it wasn't that quick, and for the amount of fuel + oil they get through, it didn't seem worth it. My mate has an RX7 which is lovely, but that's a different car (rotary + twin turbo). I'm back at uni as a mature student hence my lack of cash. Hopefully in a year or two I'll be able to get a 4C :-)
Did you drive the 231 or 192 ? I haven't drove the 192 before but I would say the 231's power is adequate. I think thier 0 - 60 is the same as my V6 GTV which is about 6.4s ? The handling on the car is supurb thugh. My 640d GC is a heavy car but plenty of torque 0 - 60 is claimed @ 5.4s but most in the forum get 5s, remapping it would get you down to 4.5s ish. But it is a very different car compared to an rx8. RX8 despite significantly cheaper is still probably the better "driver's car". The 640d is great on motorways and is a overtaking machine. Not sure where I put the GTV

RX7 is pretty good but engine needs a rebuild every 15k miles? Might not be particularly student friendly but I would probably get another car if I really wanted to get one for a track
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Did you drive the 231 or 192 ? I haven't drove the 192 before but I would say the 231's power is adequate. I think thier 0 - 60 is the same as my V6 GTV which is about 6.4s ? The handling on the car is supurb thugh. My 640d GC is a heavy car but plenty of torque 0 - 60 is claimed @ 5.4s but most in the forum get 5s, remapping it would get you down to 4.5s ish. But it is a very different car compared to an rx8. RX8 despite significantly cheaper is still probably the better "driver's car". The 640d is great on motorways and is a overtaking machine. Not sure where I put the GTV

RX7 is pretty good but engine needs a rebuild every 15k miles? Might not be particularly student friendly but I would probably get another car if I really wanted to get one for a track
It was the 192. I like the suicide doors on it, but the one I drove was really rusty underneath. The salesman hadn't even noticed it. Unsurprisingly, his dealership was not there two months later...
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