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Thought that might get your attention!

Wednesday evening I finally picked up my new GT... new you ask, after only 12 months ownership of my Dijon Blue petrol model?
I ordered a JTDm, and after much deliberation and haggling, ended up going for the 'Monza' spec. (See this thread for discussion on the 2007MY GT's

I've only managed to cover 150Km' so far (due to work & family commitments) so as you can imagine I am quite eager to get out there in it so that I can report back here and pretend to know what I am talking about :lol:

I went for a limited edition colour for the MY2007 Monza (or so I'm told)... it is called Argento Silver.. it's a bit of a pearl more so than a metallic - have to say I think it suits the GT far more than my Dijon Blue did, however both have their positives & negatives.

For the interior, I went with the Black/Red leather combo, black embroidered headrest's (Alfa logos) and red stitching around steering wheel & handbrake.

The wheels are 18" 'Monza' alloys - have to say I really really really like them, the suit the car superbly IMO.

As it is very early days, I can't really comment on the engine - but from the limited driving I have done, I am so impressed - it's unreal. So much torque so low down the rev range. The car just wants to keep on going in every gear (granted the power fades fairly rapidly higher up the rev range).
My only concern at the moment is the brakes - lets just say I'm not confident with them - they feel a bit lame in comparison to my previous GT, it's either down to being new or that they need some bleeding or something? They feel somewhat 'spongy'.

Anyway, here is a couple of quick photos I managed to take this evening, please excuse the size - I hope to take some better ones at a trackday tomorrow (No I'm not taking it out :D, passenger laps in a friends car).

Ciars (chuffed!)

Headlight: http://i14.tinypic.com/4gslpuo.jpg

18" Monza alloys: http://i18.tinypic.com/3yy5nqv.jpg

Interior: http://i14.tinypic.com/2z6xx1v.jpg

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couple more photos taken this morning

Side: http://i1.tinypic.com/43ekftj.jpg

Front: http://i16.tinypic.com/48fabnk.jpg

Paddock: http://i13.tinypic.com/31359ut.jpg
 

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Remap I am very interested in as soon as the car has a couple more KM's up on it.
Erm, proper shot... definitely tomorrow, as you can make out from them shots, it was quite dark - so didn't manage a decent shot from the front or the side, sorry :(

Any opinions on the brakes or lack of at the minute? Is it a feature on new JTD brakes, taking time to bed in?
 

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those seats/wheels/colour :eek: lucky bast is all I can say.
 

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I have always found my JTD brakes fine, lots of people complain about them though, you may need more mileage on them.

I did chnage pads to DS2500 and got some improvement but only did because i needed pads and discs and not because the stock setup was particularly poor.

I do have a fair amount of pedal travel and it take some effort to haul it down to a stop but I'm used to it, I remember jumping out of my GT into a 2.0 JTS at Castle coombe thinking it would be similar and locked up the wheels (ABS cutting in etc) almost snapping my neck :D so I suspect the petrols work better as the system operates differently.
 

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sandys said:
I have always found my JTD brakes fine, lots of people complain about them though, you may need more mileage on them.

I did chnage pads to DS2500 and got some improvement but only did because i needed pads and discs and not because the stock setup was particularly poor.

I do have a fair amount of pedal travel and it take some effort to haul it down to a stop but I'm used to it, I remember jumping out of my GT into a 2.0 JTS at Castle coombe thinking it would be similar and locked up the wheels (ABS cutting in etc) almost snapping my neck :D so I suspect the petrols work better as the system operates differently.
Thank sandys - thats exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for - don't get me wrong they are not terrible by any means, but they are not what I was expecting nor used to.
I am reassured that they are fine and like most things with a totally different car (it's my first diesel), just take some getting used to.

Cheers!
 

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mritaly, ghostydog, mike - thanks lads - dead chuffed.

Will certainly get some decent photos up tomorrow - worthy of posting up.
 

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Thank sandys - thats exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for - don't get me wrong they are not terrible by any means, but they are not what I was expecting nor used to.
I am reassured that they are fine and like most things with a totally different car (it's my first diesel), just take some getting used to.

Cheers!
Think its something to do with petrols having a proper vacuum setup due to the engine and from what I gather there is no vacuum on a diesel or something like that and it has a vacuum pump or something, don't know the specifics or know if thats correct just what I read on here :lol:
 

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Ciars, that is one stunning interior colour combo, I must say having see those wheels they do suit it as well.


Take care with it, and when its clean & shiny, post some more pics willya.

Leigh
 

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Ok, couple of shots from my friend from this morning added to original post above... the weather was so cold at the track!

It's in need of a good wax, also want to give the wheels a good coating for protection, as the roads here at the minute are really really filthy (lots of building around by me :()
 
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