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View Poll Results: GT Owners - would you still buy one?
Absolutely yes! It's been great. 31 73.81%
Probably yes, but it's not all been fun. 7 16.67%
Probably no, it's been a mistake for me. 1 2.38%
Definitely no, too much trouble, too little room etc. 0 0%
Other - explain please! 3 7.14%
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GT Owners - would you do it again?

GT owners only please!

Considering your ownership experience with the GT, forgetting for the moment other cars you might like to try, would you still have bought the GT if you could go back now and change your mind?
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I have had my GT exactly 34 days and for the last 8 days it has been with a dealer with engine management problems, unable to drive at all and it doesn't quite fit in the car park at work.

However its a great drive and the best looking car around
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Absolutely, I didn't want anything else:Love:
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It's a good car but is now outclassed in terms of chassis design & interior quality by the new cars.

Still ultra practical & damn fine looking car
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My 'outsider's' view is that it is one of the coolest looking cars on the road today, full stop.

And I test-drove one too and it was luvlee!
 
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best car i've owned, and so very much enjoyable to drive. feels 'special' on the road.

there really isn't anything i'd rather own for 'sensible' money. full stop.

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Jim you know what I lost when I got my GT

Would I go back to just the Cup ..................


























No love the GT mate its comfy sporty and a Damn sexy looking car
 
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best car i've owned, and so very much enjoyable to drive. feels 'special' on the road.

there really isn't anything i'd rather own for 'sensible' money. full stop.

Ditto

Love the way punters still comment. It's an almost every day occurance for me. I should keep a "comments book"

A 159 just doesn't cut the mustard for me (looks wise) - although I love it's justified battle cry to the faceless german dominance. I just don't want to have a 4 door

The 147/MyToe is too small.

The Brera ......... possibly ......the prodrive.....at a push. But only for the dynamics + incredible visual impact. The GM engine is depressingly soul-less (sorry!). I felt I was missing 50% of the Alfa "experience" when I took one out for a test drive.

In conclusion - I'd take Shiny's like a shot - the 3.2, in combination with such a damn fine looking car, despite the ageing dynamics, is a total lurrrvve beast :ANYWORD: If only I didn't have to travel so much for work



.....I'd have a Cerbera 4.5. I'm a sucker for punishment.........

Oh - and my owning experience has been absolutely peerless (perhaps I'm lucky??)

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Here we go again, My company and I sold over 10% of new Alfa GTs in the UK last year, they are a great car...................and I do mean great car.

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My company and I sold over 10% of new Alfa GTs in the UK last year


Wow - although not huge volume, that's a pretty good sales performance indicator Ned.

Good on ya!
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Jim you know what I lost when I got my GT

Would I go back to just the Cup ..................



No love the GT mate its comfy sporty and a Damn sexy looking car
I fully expected that vote from you HM! In fairness you haven't had it all that long yet.

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Here we go again, My company and I sold over 10% of new Alfa GTs in the UK last year, they are a great car...................and I do mean great car.

Ned

I was looking at your web-site the other day Ned. I may need to talk to you as well as Mangos shortly.

I have a decision to make.

159Ti or GT Q2 (Cloverleaf).

It's like that ad -little girl "Hmmm, daddy or chips? Daddy or chips?"
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My 'outsider's' view is that it is one of the coolest looking cars on the road today, full stop.

And I test-drove one too and it was luvlee!
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Good poll results !!
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Good poll results !!
Yes indeed. I didn't quite expect such a positive response, still a fairly small sample yet.
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Yes indeed. I didn't quite expect such a positive response, still a fairly small sample yet.

Why the surprise Jimbo ??



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I am planning on buying one as soon as the become affordable to me... I prefer the looks to the Brera, and that is more important than how it drives to me.
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Why the surprise Jimbo ??
Gibbo, just pleasantly surprised that it is almost 100% positive. I expected more of a spread TBH.

This is v.good of course as it confirms how right this 'bitsa" car actually is. It also suggests that reliability is broadly acceptable and maybe even the niggly problems are not so bad.

I drove one this week and it is very hard to like the cooking 1.9 159 afterwards. I'm leaning so far towards a Cloverleaf Q2 that my knees are scraping. despite it not really being totally sensible for work and family...well not as much as a 159.

A white Q2 Lusso with some options might be cool - an older sister for my Bertie. I can picture the avatar now.


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If it was between the 1.9 159 and a GT Cloverleaf I'd opt for the GT, assuming practicality wasn't an issue (although the GT is a very practical coupe).
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Fraser, it's between a 1.9Ti 159 and a 1.9 Q2/Cloverleaf (170bhp)GT. I have to admit I was well smitten by the non Q2 GT I drove.

I'm going to test a Ti in July when I'm back off my jollies.

There's an outside thought towards the 2.4Ti (still) purely because our company pays an extra 4p/mile for engines over 2.0 and the mpg may be offset by the expenses.
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The 210bhp 2.4 is a peach. Although I don't think there's much improvement in fuel economy over the 200bhp motor it is smoother and much more responsive.
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GT owners only please!

Considering your ownership experience with the GT, forgetting for the moment other cars you might like to try, would you still have bought the GT if you could go back now and change your mind?
Yes I'd buy it again being in the same position, course when I bought the market for a small classy diesel car was very small now that BMW and audi now have good albeit pricier alternatives (TT/A5 and 335 Coupe) that are better built, more economical, faster and less likely to depreciate as hard the choice would be a lot tougher.

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It's a good car but is now outclassed in terms of chassis design & interior quality by the new cars.
Indeed outclassed in terms of refinement and interior quality but the driving experience for someone that likes to drive is much better in the old car, I'd be in a brera now if I could make it as good as the GT as I think the brera looks better than the GT and has a better interior, its just a let down in so many other areas.
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This car is hot. Starting GT is always a nice moment. So no regrets.
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I fully expected that vote from you HM! In fairness you haven't had it all that long yet.
Jim you're quite right still new to the GT

I do miss the grunt of 0-60 in under 7 seconds but I'm sure I'll be happier with the GT after a bit of a treat in the mapping dept

1st and second gear with the asr switched on are a bit tame for me at the mintue

Switched off is a little better

But off with a gentle map is summat I'll be very very happy with
 
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Indeed outclassed in terms of refinement and interior quality but the driving experience for someone that likes to drive is much better in the old car, I'd be in a brera now if I could make it as good as the GT as I think the brera looks better than the GT and has a better interior, its just a let down in so many other areas.
Having tried both I'd say the Brera is quicker across country than a GT, but the GT feels more raw. Same comparison between a 156 and 159, although I know both of these cars much better.
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