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I'm back and with my non lottery dream car

Its been a few years since I was on here last, I went from a 3Lt GTV to a 3 series BMW, then to my "first love" FTO's.

I got rid of the GTV as the seats/driving position really hurt my back, and some muppet ran into me at a roundabout so started "losing the love" for the car.

After spending thousands turning my FTO into something amazing both inside and out, I had no intention of selling, and after just getting back from a horrible 7 months abroad, I decided to treat the FTO and spent another small fortune getting a mahoosive service including the cambelt and a front mounted camera fitted.

Then I spotted this Used 2002 Alfa Romeo GTV CUP for sale in Greater London | Pistonheads and my plans of keeping the FTO for a few more years went to pieces.

I was on a downer about getting rid of the FTO as I really did love the car but as soon as I saw this car in the "flesh" without even test driving her I knew I'd be buying her.

What has surprised me about this car is how comfy it is, I knew the seats were different in a cup, but I thought it was just that they were half leather, but it's so much comfier than my GTV and I have more headroom (Maybe it's my imagination?)
Only "issues" with the car are very squeaky brakes, some bubbles in the paint on the bonnet, a cracked bottom skirts on the front bumper add on and the drivers seat back doesn't seem to go forward as much as the passenger one (is it meant to be like that?)

Anyway, I've applied for a forum name change (to match the reg) I look forward to getting to know you, and finding out more about the car. I apologise in advance for any schoolboy questions, it's been so long since I had a GTV I've pretty much forgot everything
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Ah Dan, see I've followed you from the FTO forums lol glad to see you bought the car, sad to see the FTO's gone though
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Originally Posted by Spriklett View Post
Ah Dan, see I've followed you from the FTO forums lol glad to see you bought the car, sad to see the FTO's gone though
I thought I would be sad as well but the reality is Ive almost forgotten about the FTO.

The only bad point on the Alfa compared the FTO is the sound system and boot space, but no regrets at all.
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