Alfa Romeo GTV Review from France

1996 Alfa Romeo GTV Twin Spark 2.0 liter

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 kilometres
Most recent distance98500 kilometres

Summary:

Again - but with the real V6 for the next one

Faults:

Passenger rear view mirror electrical fault (could not move up and down) - fixed under the extended warranty contract.

General Comments:

Great car. My only regret is that my model lacked air conditioning. It was very reliable and gave a great kick to drive. Never reacted badly to any situation though you had to to be careful under rainy conditions.

The 2.0 liter version is a bit underpowered for quick starts (the car is heavy), but is great once you're moving on. The sound is not quite as empowering as the old GTV 2.0 liter when idle, but gets a lot nicer as you rev up.

I had to get rid of it because I lost my original quiet parking spot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review