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GTV 3.0i V6 Manual 15 68.18%
166 Super 3.0i V6 Manual 6 27.27%
Other 1 4.55%
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What car should I get next? 166 or GTV?

Hey guys,

As some of you may be aware I am selling my 156 in order to upgrade to an even quicker Alfa.

Now, I like the practicality of the 166 Super, but adore the looks of the GTV.

I will have around 3000 to spend after I have sold the 156 and thrown in some of my own cold hard cash.

I want to stick with Alfa but if there are any other good cars I can get for that sort of money please let me know.

I'm not fussed about the age of any vehicle reccomended, but I would want something in really good condition that is fairly quick.

Also, if you can tell me what best spec is for the car reccomended that would also be handy.

Please let me know what car I should get next!

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Darren
 
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Nobody can answer this for you Darren. Make a list of what you need from your car and then weigh up which of the 2 cars suit you best. If I were you I would not even consider anything else if you love your Alfas, nothing will make you happy. Running a GTV as an only car is sometimes inconvenient due to space but lots of people do it with no problems. However on the right road on the right day a 3.0 GTV is the most fun I've ever had in a car. Never had a 166 so can't comment on 'em.
 
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You'd be lucky to get a V6 GTV for £3000 wouldn't you?

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GTV, GTV, GTV, V6! V6! V6! Six speed! Six speed! Six speed!
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GTV V6 for me too. For 3K you will get a TS though but not a V6.

If I needed the space a 166 would be a great choice, but is too big otherwise for me.
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Re: What car should I get next? 166 or GTV?

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You'd be lucky to get a V6 GTV for 3000 wouldn't you?
That's what I was thinking - out of a free choice I'd take the GTV, but I wonder if you'd get a better 166 for the money?
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You'd be lucky to get a V6 GTV for 3000 wouldn't you?

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It's not impossible to get one for 3000 but you have to be quick off the mark,check autotrader constantly and be prepared to jump in the car straight away.

I agree about a 166 being more available at the price, not sure whether they are any quicker than a V6 156 though. Are they?
 
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Hmm, so basically what it happening then, is that for £3k I won't get a very good GTV if I can at all, and the 166 is about as fast as the 156 anyway? lol

Might as well stick with the 156 then you reckon?
 
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Defo the gtv, 166 too big for me,don`t do shopping runs for the month ,don`t have kids/pets.......pets/kids?
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Hmm, so basically what it happening then, is that for 3k I won't get a very good GTV if I can at all, and the 166 is about as fast as the 156 anyway? lol

Might as well stick with the 156 then you reckon?
I sold one ours a couple of months ago for 3250,it only had a very minor rust on edge of one wheel arch,buyer didn't even notice it. So decent ones are around if you look and are patient. What you do need is the ready cash which is tricky when you have sell your car to fund your new one.
 
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GTV

Not been impressed by any of the 166's I've driven,something missing imho.
 
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Hmm, to be honest though, I do alot of carting about with people etc, so the 166 Super might be the way to go.

This one on eBay did catch my eye, but it is only a 2.5 (Only?!) and not the 3.0i, still looks decent enough though.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2000-ALFA-ROME...QQcmdZViewItem
 
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I agree about a 166 being more available at the price, not sure whether they are any quicker than a V6 156 though. Are they?
No..I don't think they are
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Re: What car should I get next? 166 or GTV?

Don't think there's much point in you changing to a 166. They don't look as nice, are bigger and less sporty than a 156, although the interior is nicer. But you've got your perfect spec in a 156, so why not stick with it? If you want something a bit quicker, you'd be better off trying to get a few more bhp from your 156 V6 than upgrade to a 3.0 166. It would only be noticable quicker at high speeds anyway, not so much off the line.

Get sports springs and dampers for your 156, good exhaust, and maybe get the head ported and polished, and a remap is a must. You could probably see 100bhp/litre staying N/A if you invest a bit in the car.

But if you can afford the im-practicalilty of the GTV 3.0, then get it, but you might be flogging a perfectly good 156 V6 and buying a lemon GTV at that sort of money. Maybe sticking with what you have for the moment is the best idea..
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Sadly Pud you sound like my fiancee, lol

It might be for the best than to keep the 156, I do adore it and it is great.

I might then for the time being keep it for another year or so and see how I feel.

Plus MPG isn't that bad on it at all, especially seeing as I have now learned I might as well start using 95 Octane as it will still feel the same.

Maybe you have convinced me... We shall see... lol

It is an amazing car! I dont wanna buy a lemon and get rid of a car I know is great.

Yeah, I might just stick with my current mean machine.

Cheers mate!
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I'd get the GTV myself
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You could get a pretty good Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo for 3K... I have owned one of those and a 3 litre GTV and I would struggle to say which was the better car. Each has its own characteristics shall we say.
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Other Subaru Justy- just up your street Daz
Now I reckon stick with the 156 get a scrapper 3.0litre engine swap them out and burn burn burn
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Yeah, burn so much oil I have to carry bottles of Castrol GTX wherever I go, lol
 
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