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As a few of you will know I have chopped and changed my Alfas a bit in the last year or two in a desperate attempt to find the right car. The GT I'm currently driving is by far the most handsome car I have ever owned. The looks and comments it gets makes every journey worthwhile but the JTS engine is really failing to inspire me. I miss the Twinspark in comparison.....sometimes I wish I'd just kept the GTV Twinnie which is the car overall I have most enjoyed (although the most problematic). Maybe I should go for a GTV V6 and be done with it (I suppose I could go for a phase 3 if I could find one). No more piddling around with 2.0 engines and thinking of fuel costs. Shall I go for it?

Anyone thinking of selling their minter in order to buy a GT? We could do a deal ;)
 
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If you don't do it now, it's only going to get more expensive
as the years go by and eventually old V6s will be taxed
out of existence. ;)
 
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If you don't do it now, it's only going to get more expensive
as the years go by and eventually old V6s will be taxed
out of existence. ;)

Yep no time to mess about. Just got to sell the GT in order to do it which is easier said than done

I'm really trying my best to like the 2.0JTS engine but can't seem to. Even a re-map I've been advised is hardly worth it. If only I could have afforded a GT with a V6 I'd have probably have had a car to keep for many years to come. Oh well. Having the GT 2.0 JTS is like having a stunning looking woman who isn't quite all there :lol:
 

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With the current cost of petrol there could be a few people with 3.2 GT's willing to swap.
 
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Why not wait for the new 1.8 Turbos?
That's what I'm doing. :D
 
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With the current cost of petrol there could be a few people with 3.2 GT's willing to swap.
Very true

Already had a chat with one lads off here about an exchange with his 147 GTA but I need to think lower in price in order to sort out some finances to enable me to afford to run a V6 without any worries hence why the GTV tops my list. Could go for the 156 GTA but the looks of the 156 come in well below the GTV and 147 for me personally.

Just wish I'd done it in the first place but the looks of the GT just drew me in :lol:
 

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A different set of cams in there, a bit of electrickery-pokery in the ECU and a big exhaust should solve all your woes... :)

Ralf S.
 
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A different set of cams in there, a bit of electrickery-pokery in the ECU and a big exhaust should solve all your woes... :)

Ralf S.

I suppose that'll do the trick! Just got to find the money to do it
 
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P.S How does everybody else feel about the JTS engines?
 

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Love it!

I came from having a bmw 2.5L six pot (although i did briefly dabble with a honda civic 1.6 sohc, that suked) and I have to say that the 2.0L JTS in my 156 is much sweeter and has plenty of power though the range (the beemer was useless until about 3000rpm). having driven a old 2.0 twinny 156 the JTS seems to have all the same character but with more low end grunt. At least its a good match for the old 156.
 

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I agree, low end grunt and above 5K loads of power. But the only other Alfa I've driven is a 1.9 jtdm 159 so it's not an exhaustive survey.
 

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Get the AA 5 star warranty and you'll be just fine. £20 a month for peace of mind. :)
 
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It's more the fuel I am concerned about. The GT costs me £40-£50 a week due to all of my journies being short ones aound the City throughout the day. The longest run I do is 15 miles up to Mansfield a couple of times a week
 

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How old is your GT? The JTS engine in my 2006 Gt is, and always was from new better than the engine in my 2003 156 JTS.Both are better than the 1.8 TS I had in my 1st 156.
 
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How old is your GT? The JTS engine in my 2006 Gt is, and always was from new better than the engine in my 2003 156 JTS.Both are better than the 1.8 TS I had in my 1st 156.
It's an 04 plate
 
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