1998 Alfa Romeo GTV Lusso 3.0 V6 24v


As close to a Ferrari as you can get for sensible money


Air conditioning failed due to wiring fault at around 10,000Km.

Clutch plate departed from it's housing and planted itself somewhere inside the gearbox at 30,000Km.

One of the Pirelli PZero's shred it's tread at speed causing considerable damage to the front wing at 40,000Km.

Multiple small problems, such as windows not meeting seals properly, loose trim, dodgy wiring, squeaks and rattles which took about three or four services to all get sorted properly.

General Comments:

This car is a rocket! Definitely the most pure performance you can get for the money.

It could have been screwed together a bit better, but then it wouldn't be an Alfa any more would it?

Cramped interior and zero boot space (especially if you decide to fit some nice hi-fi equipment).

You will fall in love with the GTV, especially if it's a V6, as you quickly forgive all of it's faults as soon as you hit a clear stretch of twisty stuff.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2002