Alfa Romeo GT Review from Spain

2005 Alfa Romeo GT JTD 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired750000 kilometres
Most recent distance950000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Fun to own and look at, but very poor build quality

Faults:

Glove box opening catch and unit failed.

Wind noise from passenger door seals.

Leather seat stitching on drivers seat failed on cushion area.

Failed clutch.

Headlamp alignment virtually impossible. Rear parcel shelf rattle.

Red paintwork flaking in places.

Engine quite noisy.

General Comments:

Great looking.

Excellent to drive.

Very good fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th April, 2011

3rd Feb 2012, 06:22

I have a 2005 GT Alfa 1.9 JTD.

Problems:

Cushion seat stitching both front seats failed.

Clutch needing replacement.

Rear hatch shelf fixers broken.

Glove box catch snapped and unusable.

Very smokey when starting; checked by garage, but they say no problem.

Seat belt warning light often stays on for long periods of time, and is then OK sometimes.

Similarly, glow plug warning light comes on, but then sometimes doesn't.

Noisy engine.

Front door handle, driver's side snapped off.

Xenon headlights are difficult to adjust, and go through bulbs regularly.

I have looked after the car, which has done 55,000.00 miles.

It is a lovely looking car, but the constant niggles and very poor build quality means I would never buy another Alfa.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review