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Hi Guys, Im new here so a big hi to all :-)

I need the help of you guys and an honest answer.

I have recently sold my car and have 3600 to spend!
I want a diesel and something with a little bit of luxury, my daily journey is about 30miles and every now and then have to take 300mile trips all motorway.

Now here is my issue, I absolutely cannot decide between a BMW 320D and an Alfa GT.

Pro's for Alfa are...
  • For my budget I can get a car with less mileage and younger. (around 70k and 2006-2007)
  • Looks just blow the BMW out of the water.

Cons for Alfa are...
  • Less reliable?? (is this true, take age and mileage into account)
  • Has cambelt
  • Less MPG (45 Combined i believe)

Pros for BMW are...
  • More reliable?? (maybe)
  • No cambelt
  • Better MPG (50 Combined)

Cons for BMW are...
  • Looks crap in comparison to Alfa GT
  • Very high mileage with budget (120k+)
  • budget only stretches to 2003-2005 model

My heart tells me I want the Alfa GT but my head tells me to go for BMW, I have never owned an Alfa but really do want to, just really concerned with reliability. HEEEELLLPP!!
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I have just swooped my BMW 325 for a GT and I have been happy with the choice. 320D's are heavy cars and feel underpowered, whereas the GT is nimble light and a far more fun drive. If you make sure the service is done and it's been looked after the GT would be my choice
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Probably a biased responce but definitly the GT
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I had exactly the same dilema as you 18 months ago, A good drive to work and a BMW or GT. I bought the GT over the BMW and I have never regretted that decision and every day on my commute to work the car makes me smile!
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I did it!! I bought an Alfa GT with Remap to 170Bhp (check my other thread).

I am literally beaming ear to ear :-)
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