:thumbs: Absolutely, buy a wrong 'un and you'll be pouring pounds down the drain as fast as emptying the used bath water. This is the same with buying any used car though, I've had many Alfa's over too many years to recall and never had anything more than you'd expect from any used car.i have had two now and would go along with what Nige005 has said, however it really does make a difference what car you get....
But one that needs work and it will cost you dear from the world go, buy one that has been looked after and has lots of paperwork to support this and you will have a permanent smile on your face
In my (humble) opinion, if you are thinking about a V6 then you should get one, ive never once been driving mine and thought 'you know what i wish i'd got the TS' ...I am sure if the perfect TS comes along I wont feel short changed everyone says that regardless of what it is, your first Alfa is always special!
Cup no.47 is owned by someone on here, his name is The Big Dog and has had a small fortune spent on it, not only that they guy is very fussy over who works on his cars, it is an incredibly nice example of a GTV Cup and whilst expensive is worth the money, oh and it has an engine note to die for :inlove:Well my heart says the V6.
My mind says the 2.0
Alfa Romeo : Alfa Romeo GTV Cup 47
This is one that tickled my fancy but seemed quite expensive for a Phase 2 even though it was a Ltd Edn. Especially when a lower milage "plain" V6 is half the price
Alfa Romeo : Alfa GTV 3.0 lusso
Dropping a bit again for a TS Lusso
Moston Car Sales Ltd : ALFA ROMEO GTV 2.0 TS 16V Lusso
are these accurate prices for the models?
This should fully answer your question:I apologise in advance for piggy-backing this thread...
I'm currently looking to replace my ageing 146 (it's done almost 127k miles) with a GTV. I'm in a similar position where my head is saying 'be sensible, get the 2l it's still an improvement on the 146' but after borrowing a V6 my heart is saying something completely different!
So, after searching for running costs, found this thread. In real world use - what sort of fuel economy are people achieving in the V6 compared to the 2l? How many miles from a tank? I can stretch a 40l tank-full in the 146 to about 350 miles, is the V6 going to dent my bank account significantly more?
Thanks for starting this thread Figo :thumbs: