1986 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV GTV6 2.5


A terrific stylish Italian coupe, but not devoid of flaws


The passenger seat slips a little under hard acceleration.

Rear suspension bushes needed replacing.

The car needed new rear discs.

Hadn't been serviced when bought for 9K, should be 5K intervals for an old car.

Driver's door seal leaks slightly in a car wash.

Poor gear change.

Driving position could be better.

General Comments:

The last rear-wheel drive Alfa coupe. What more do you want me to say?

I've had three 75's and they are technically superior to the GTV6, but they do not look half as sexy.

It's lower geared than a 75 3.0, but the smaller bore hints at a freer revving unit. Superb ratios, terrific sound, handling excellent for the year, but a little low-geared to get maximum enjoyment.

A great driving car, and I'm incredibly lucky - the cigarette lighter, interior lights etc, in fact everything still work on this baby.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2001

18th Dec 2001, 04:24

I have GTV6 too, they are excellent cars but people don't look after them, that's why they run into trouble.

28th Aug 2002, 14:29

I bought my first Alfa Romeo, an Alfetta GTV in April 2001. I am only the second owner of a 1982 car, which, at the time of purchase had only done 42,000 miles. It was love at first sight and I bought it straight away. It's really a great pleasure to drive as it pulls away really well.

The only downsides are:

Parts getting hard to find - have had to replace smashed rear windscreen, ignition switch and window-winder mechanism

Rubbery gear change and very heavy steering

Poor ventilation.

That said, the paintwork has lasted extremely well and there is relatively little rust. I was lucky in that the first owner always garaged the car. All in all, I'm pleased I bought it.

Steve (August 2002)