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Should i buy a Alfa Romeo Gtv Lusso V6

Hi im looking at a Alfa Romeo Gtv Lusso V6 on ebay Item number: 190370978412
My last car was a RX-8 so im used to the poor MPG.

But my only worry is the storys of parts costing a arm and a leg and do they break down all the time.

Your thoughts please

ps this will just be a weekend car

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Yes you should buy one, great car and the Busso V6 is one of the best production engines money can buy Most of the horror stories tend to come from people who had never had an Alfa Part prices in my experience are comparable with other makes and if you're not worried about mpg then the V6 is the one to get.
As for buying, service history is very important, not just stamps in book, but receipts as well, especially foe big jobs such as cambelt, clutch & any suspension work. The official service interval is still 6y/72k AFAIK........BUT Alfa specialists recommend leaving no longer than 48k/4y because if the belts go the bill will be big.
Have a read of this buyers guide...... and this one........

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Alfas in general are pretty reliable cars as long as you look after them. The most important thing is to get the cambelt changed regularly - I think the current recommendation is something like every 35K miles or 3 years, whichever comes soonest. If in doubt - change it!

I have been driving my 156 2.5 V6 for 8 years and it has done over 150K miles. The car you are looking at has a slightly more powerful version of the same engine.

Get the car checked over professionally for crash damage before buying it and get the cambelt done. You should be OK then
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If all the work is already done and documented in the car's history , you should have no worries only big smiles
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I think the current recommendation is something like every 35K miles or 3 years, whichever comes soonest.
36K/3years is for the twin spark engines not the V6
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Yes, yes, will not regret a GTV......... :HAPPY: others have said, look for a well cared for one and then treat it with the respect it deserves and you will smile every time you look at it, let alone drive it........
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