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And Busso depreciation? Probably not too bad.
Well I was semi surprised to see there are almost no 156 V6 left around anymore, there's about 200 odd in the UK that have an MoT and any for sale tend to be well kept ones (or so they claim) that are starting to command money. No idea how much mine is worth but it's definitely more than what I paid for it.

Still even if Busso appreciate, they are not cheap to run. Anything gained from an appreciating Busso will not get anywhere near the maintenance costs of one. But that's not the point of ownership!

Without being rude to the Giulietta or it's owners, I can't see any of them other than the QV being worth anything somewhere down the line. Which actually adds a few plus points for the QV over the MA.
 

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Don't want to hijack the thread too much but there's only so long I can keep a Busso for as it's running costs are huge compared to most cars. Even tax,insurance and fuel are hefty without considering servicing. I could keep it for the foreseeable but lack of top tether ISOFIX (have child in tow) and the possibly of more children will mean a change eventually.

The QV is likely faster than a 3.0 Busso whatever the platform the V6 is mounted in. I'd imagine the Giuliuetta is massively superior dynamically to the 156/GTV/166 etc and the turbo will blow out the Busso on low down torque which was never a torquey engine anyway. It's a heavy price to pay for the sound and smoothness of the Busso but anyone who has been there understands...
I understand the child safety isofix etc 100% and the servicing, oh god I do not enjoy the annual filter change on a 24v V6

However, I would argue fuel economy is no different (I also have a 12v 164 which is actually better on fuel than my QV was) my insurance would be no different for my GTA if it was stock, yours might be different of course,yes the turbo gives more low down power and torque, but then it runs out of puff quite quick whilst the busso screams on, I was warned going from my QV to a GTA would make the car seem a bit slow on the uptake, but as soon as I opened her up it felt much much quicker! Albeit not quite standard, yes the GQV handles well compared to other cars of the same era other than on rough or wet roads i really didn't like it in the wet, I haven't tried a standard V6 to compare handling against and my GTA has been setup for track day use by the previous owner.

I hope if you do sell it goes to someone who will keep it going for a long long time 馃槉
 

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I ended up buying the giulietta 2012 cloverleaf, didn鈥檛 even try the 1.4 fell in love with the 1.75. It鈥檚 very quick with loads of pull, more pull then anything I鈥檝e driven plus I haven鈥檛 even used dynamic mode yet.im berry excited to collect tomorrow.
I think you made the right choice, it's the more capable car and the engine is stronger as long as you change the oil and filter every year or 7500 miles whichever comes soonest, that's very important, and just use any decent 5w-40 full synth, I used to use Fuchs titan pro gt1 xtl, don't listen to anyone recommending you use selenia sport power because of its GH2 specification, it's an overpriced load of crap, just change the oil frequently and you should have no trouble with your turbo, enjoy your Cloverleaf 馃槉
 

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I think you made the right choice, it's the more capable car and the engine is stronger as long as you change the oil and filter every year or 7500 miles whichever comes soonest, that's very important, and just use any decent 5w-40 full synth, I used to use Fuchs titan pro gt1 xtl, don't listen to anyone recommending you use selenia sport power because of its GH2 specification, it's an overpriced load of crap, just change the oil frequently and you should have no trouble with your turbo, enjoy your Cloverleaf 馃槉
Yeah I definitely made the right choice, I鈥檝e now had a proper 2 hour drive in it and have realised how fast it is. Going from a 54bhp polo it gave me shock when I floored it in dynamic mode and got loads of torque steer馃槀. I live 5 minutes from a Alfa specialist so I鈥檒l probably take the car there often. The only thing I may change about the car is the exhaust. Nothing too loud as I already like the sound when it鈥檚 driving fast but something to make it a bit more aggressive.
 
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