2006 Alfa Romeo GT JTD 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland
Smouldering Looks, Performance and Practicality from the home land of the car... need I say more!!
A clip came loose on the clutch pedal after 500 miles leaving the car un-driveable. The Dealer replaced the clip immediately and car has since been fine.
I wanted a more practical and less thirsty sports coupe than an RX8 that I once owned. I craved something with a bit of exclusivity as well. The TT was nice, but common as muck, The Crossfire too ugly, The Hyundai good, but cheap looking leaving only one car that ticked all the boxes - The stunning Alfa GT. For me the JTD was the model of choice giving performance and economy. I've even had mine remapped recently to really give it superb mid ranger performance.
We have an 18mth old daughter and this car is more than practical enough with a very spacious boot.
The interior is well styled and very comfortable. The Leather seats are wonderfully supportive when throwing the car around corners.
For me the car is still one of the most beautiful sights on the road today.
Even the achilles heal for Alfa owners - depreciation, has been resolved with this car. Residuals in the UK are superb.
Minor criticism is that the brakes could be a bit firmer.
I can see me keeping this car for another 2 or 3 years (that's an age for me!!)
After the remap the performance is a 9 - Alfa played the engine set up too safe in it's default guise!!
I really like this car and would urge people looking in this category to take one out for a test - you'll be pleasantly surprised. Even the new Brera is struggling to gain favour over the soon to be classic Alfa GT.
Ignore some of the fools at certain Car Magazines who could only give the Car 3 stars as they felt the residuals and reliability would be a big blight for the car... THEY WERE WRONG ON BOTH COUNTS!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2006
3rd Oct 2006, 03:57
You must be a lucky sob. I had my GT from new for six months, and had so much go wrong with it. it spent so much time at the garage that I forgot I owned it. Alfa Romeo has been taken off our company car list because all their cars seemed to unreliable. Real shame as it looked like sex on legs and nothing out there comes close in the looks department.