with new fabricated
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
New GT owner
Just to introduce myself, I bought a lovely 07 Black GT Lusso diesel about 8 weeks ago from an Alfa dealer (UK, Midlands)
I was looking for something safe, economical and powerful without breaking the bank. I confess that it was a complete impulse purchase.
I needed to replace my beloved mx-5 due to my increasing mileage and to feel safer on the motorway. The only car I could think that fitted the above was a Honda Civic diesel so I pulled up on the forecourt of a Honda franchise. Sharing the forecourt was a Alfa dealer. Then I saw an immaculate black GT right at the front. What's that sexy car? I didn't know much about it.
After looking up the fuel and performance figures in a Parker's guide, I never even bothered looking at the Hondas.
To my dismay, someone was about to test drive the GT and subsequently decided to buy it. I hung around just in case and to my luck, a hiccup occured in their finances and they had to leave the garage to contact their bank. During this time I bought the car. However I do hope the couple found and bought a nice GT elsewhere.
I ended up doing all my research on the GT that very night, after having paid my deposit.
I've not regretted it. The GT fits well into a niche of high performance and economy with added Italian style.
My only disappointment is that I used to do my own servicing on the mx-5 but the GT, like most modern cars, ties us to more specialist servicing at much more expense.
I'll pop over to the tech forums, where I've already been reading adivce from those useful people in the know.