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147 to a GT???

Hi folks,

Haven't posted in a while just been dipping in and out mad last 6 months or so.

Anyway thinking of changing up a few years to a GT, its bloody tough though, love my 147!

I've read loads on here about the diesel being brilliant but I've no need for one in terms of mileage anymore and sure I'd just miss the TS roar at the top end. There seems to be way more diesels out there though so petrol choice seems limited for 2006-2008 but I've found a couple of nice examples, one 1.8TS and one 2.0JTS. I've always been happy with the 1.6TS so wouldn't mind the 1.8 at all. How much does the JTS differ from the TS? (I know I should just test drive, problem at the moment is getting a full day to travel the distance to do it).

What do folks reckon? Anyone gone the same road and not regretted it?

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I have a GT Q2 diesel and it is great. 43mpg at worst. 50+ on a long run.

I have also just swapped my 147 jtd for a V6 gtv and its fantastic as a weekend car. The missus has a gtv twinspark and it is also great fun.

Alfa diesels are very good (the 2.4 20V in a 156 is excellent) but if you do not do a lot of miles you can't beat a petrol Alfa. The 1.8 twinny is sweeter than the jts if a bit slower.
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I have a GT Q2 diesel and it is great. 43mpg at worst. 50+ on a long run.

I have also just swapped my 147 jtd for a V6 gtv and its fantastic as a weekend car. The missus has a gtv twinspark and it is also great fun.

Alfa diesels are very good (the 2.4 20V in a 156 is excellent) but if you do not do a lot of miles you can't beat a petrol Alfa. The 1.8 twinny is sweeter than the jts if a bit slower.
Thanks.

The diesel seems to get nothing but praise and to be honest there is a beaut in a local garage but I'm actually afraid to go test it in case I like it too much! Basically want to keep to an Alfa petrol for the noise, love it, plus its a few Äk above what I want to spend.

GTV is smashing car. Started using the train recently (hence why I'm not quite looking at diesels) and theres a lovely navy blue 2.0 twinny parked up each morning at the station....can't help going over for a snoop the odd day!
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We got a diesel as the 'family car' about 4 years ago and I don't think I would do it again.

It has been relaible and hasn't given any specific maintenance issues that were not just wear and tear, but we simply don't do the mileage that offsets the higher maintenace cost..

It's not an Alfa diesel BTW, but unless you are doing significant mileage I don't think the savings add up. It's back to petrol for me when we change it.....!!
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As Cibo said if the diesel breaks it will cost you a fortune. The lad I rent a house off of has a 320d and the bloodly thing has cost 4k this week with new turbos and labour cost etc crazy when you think it.
 
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Thanks lads.

Looks like I'm on the right track in sticking with the petrol

Reckon I'll be testing the 1.8 GT midweek.
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if u didnt get any car i prefer gtv 2.0ts i done 500+ miles(combine) and i think its much beter than most of the diesel..if u r not bothered like me i prefer petrol engine..but if u ask me gtv or gt ??? i prefer GTV...why??? service cost much cheaper than gt..still eyecatcher....and if u find clean gtv it ll save your money more than gt...we have gt 2.0 jts paddle shift and gtv both is 2.0 gtv is using less petrol than gt..
in the end its your choise but 147 same like gt not much difference...
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Well the deed is done, swapped the 147 for a GT. Have to say I'm chuffed, nice step up for me.

Silver GT, an '06 but with only 28k miles (46km) on the clock and the timing belts been done. 1.8 seems to be noticeably smoother through the range than my 147 but of course that could be just that new car buzz!
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Congrats man get yourself to a meet with it.
 
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Congrats man get yourself to a meet with it.
Gav should be organising one in North Dublin at some stage...
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Well the deed is done, swapped the 147 for a GT. Have to say I'm chuffed, nice step up for me.

Silver GT, an '06 but with only 28k miles (46km) on the clock and the timing belts been done. 1.8 seems to be noticeably smoother through the range than my 147 but of course that could be just that new car buzz!
Congrats, that 1.8 is definitely sweet

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Gav should be organising one in North Dublin at some stage...
Will organise something tomorrow, I was actually thinking of Glendalough some Sunday evening seeing as it's summer and all.
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Will organise something tomorrow, I was actually thinking of Glendalough some Sunday evening seeing as it's summer and all.
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Cheers lads. Yep really should get along to a meet.
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Well the deed is done, swapped the 147 for a GT. Have to say I'm chuffed, nice step up for me.

Silver GT, an '06 but with only 28k miles (46km) on the clock and the timing belts been done. 1.8 seems to be noticeably smoother through the range than my 147 but of course that could be just that new car buzz!
Happy days. Well wear but what's going to happen to you username now ????
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Congrats on the purchase, thankfully easier to change username than it is to change car, at least one you like. Trade the 147 in for the GT?
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Congrats on the GT droggiestyle. I have mine a few months and its also a 1.8TS. Love it
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Happy days. Well wear but what's going to happen to you username now ????
No harm keeping the username...the 147, she popped my Alfa cherry, you never forget your first! Status has been updated though.

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Yep traded the 147 in. Could have tried to sell it myself maybe but the belt was due at the end of the year, '02 approaching 95k miles, still in very good nick but decided to change before the magic 100k got too close, psychological barrier for alot of buyers I'd say.

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Congrats on the GT droggiestyle. I have mine a few months and its also a 1.8TS. Love it
Congrats on yours too. Loving listening to the exhaust note and staring at it from all angles! I'm sure you're the same
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Congrats on yours too. Loving listening to the exhaust note and staring at it from all angles! I'm sure you're the same
Yep you can be sure of it... constantly staring at it more like it Love the engine note too, its just class

Look forward to seeing it at the next meet mate.
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Oiiii, it's done now and it wasn't because of that comment!!!
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congrats on the GT
The 1.8TS is a lovely engine
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