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HELP! GTV V6 or GT JTD

I'm going bonkers as I cannot decide between two cars:

A £3K GTV V6 Q2 in Metallic Green or a £4K GT Turismo in Stromboli Grey with 1.9 diesel engine.

I used to own a wonderful 156 JTD and know all about the engine but there is someting about the GTV that I've fallen for.

It will be used as a low mileage commuter/weekend car with the occasional longer tour.

What to do, I'm surprised this hasn't been discussed before?!
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what mpg do you get?
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I've had 2 as "weekend cars", both 6 spedd V6. I used to get around 17-20mpg maybe 25mpg on a motorway run!

That GT is a nice car though and with a remap not a million miles of being as quick......although it will still sound like a diesel
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For the V6 alone. I might be biased though

MPG I've no idea about - when the light comes on I put petrol in.

They're very different cars though. If you value practical things like mileage, rear seats and a boot, the GT would be the clear choice.
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Hi there..If you don't care about practicality, want a little exclusivity and a roaring engine think about going for a sorted GTV. Just did 300 miles this weekend in mine, no problems, really enjoyed it. Especially if you can get a Q2..For a special 'weekend car', I'd go for this. I'd looked for a well cared for specimin though.

If you need a some (any) boot space and do care about fuel economy try the GT. Or why not a v6 GT? Best of both worlds?!! Pro's and cons to both.. Check out both lounges
to get 'pro' views on either!

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I'd be impressed if you can find a good 3.2 GT for that kind of money, though!
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That GT is a nice car though and with a remap not a million miles of being as quick......although it will still sound like a diesel
That's reason enough to go for the V6 GTV
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V6 every time
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I'd probably say the GTV V6 if you are not using it all the time.
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Also you're saving a grand if you go for the GTV, which will offset the running costs a fair bit.
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For the entire eternity of mankind's future existence on this planet.. the v6's that remain today, are as many as there ever will be..

You have the chance to buy one..

I can't see the dilemma..


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I have a Diesel GT and its a cracking car

If I had the funds I would have a V6 GTV for the weekends



Doesnt really answer the OP's question but Ideally I'd have both .
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For the entire eternity of mankind's future existence on this planet.. the v6's that remain today, are as many as there ever will be..

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Now that you put it like that! I may be able to up my budget and kill two birds with 1 stone.
GT V6
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Now that you put it like that! I may be able to up my budget and kill two birds with 1 stone.
GT V6
I wouldn't straight swap my GTV for a GT V6 eventhough it might be worth a lot more.
I am quite nuts about my GTV though.
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You can get a nice GTV V6 for less than £3k, admitteedly without the Q2 but you could use the leftover cash to add this. Theres a couple for sale at the moment in the GTV Section through ebay

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13141993299732 is one of them
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What to do, I'm surprised this hasn't been discussed before?!
Why? There's nothing to discuss. You would only buy a diesel over a V6 if you had to, ie you do very high mileage, you need fuel economy or you are totally mad. Any Alfista would want a V6 without question, it's only practicality that might force them to get a diesel anything. So nothing to discuss IMO

But choosing between a GTV V6 and a GT V6, well there's a worthwhile discussion. And of course the answer is.....get a GTA!

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But choosing between a GTV V6 and a GT V6, well there's a worthwhile discussion. And of course the answer is.....get a GTA!
OK then GT vs GTV.

V6's fight!
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PPC Magazine review of GT should be out in a month or so.

GTs look much more practical. They look as practical as many saloons.
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Very different cars. The GTV is small, exterior and interior, not at all practical, but I think a bit more fun to chuck around. It's also a lot older and this shows in several ways, things like the key/alarm system.

GT on the other hand, has lots of nice things that make it a lot more of a luxury experience, like trip computer, boot release from key, window operation from key, dual zone climate control, cruise control, radio buttons on the steering wheel and a load of other things I can't think of right now. It's also got real back seats and can fit 5, plus the back seats can split fold to give a massive load space. It's very composed, and can be thrown about, but it's not as chuckable as the GTV.

In short I think they're actually quite different cars, and if you don't know what you want you need to go for some test drives and gt some first hand experience.

One thing is for sure though, if you're doing less than 12,000 miles a year the V6 is a no brainer!

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Congratulations on that GTV!
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PPC Magazine review of GT should be out in a month or so.

GTs look much more practical. They look as practical as many saloons.



And it'll be my GT in the pics
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Hopefully he got that GTV. It's gone from PH classifieds and ended on eBay, it looked a cracking buy.

There are just somethings that you can't carry in or on a GTV that look they'd be doable on a GT with roofbars. Not being able to kart around a piece kit I've carried twice on my car this year was cited as a reason for sale in a GTV TS listing earlier this year.
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As if carrying stuff around in a GT would be a viable choice.
Get a exchangable plate (if you got that in the UK) and get a 156 SW and a GTV.
Brilliant combination i tell you and with magnetic plates you switch it within seconds (they don't fall off doing 250 km/h on the motorway - i've tested it. ).
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