2004 Alfa Romeo GT from UK and Ireland - Comments

6th Apr 2005, 15:20

Hi.

Like you, I'm in between the Audi TT and the GT. At first I was in love with the TTs looks and still vastly prefer the interior. However, the exterior and the price tag are pushing me toward the GT. On the other hand, the handling of the TT is reputed to be excellent whereas the GT not so much. Are the negatives I've heard about the GTs handling and suspension serious or just niggling? Also, as its in its first year of release I'm expecting some bugs, have you noticed any?

6th Sep 2005, 04:28

Ref: Alfa Gt performance - JTD.

Get the engine management system remapped.

Car now gets an extra 5mpg and 0-60 to 7.7-7.9 seconds.

180-185 bhp from 150 bhp.

Car now drives as it looks.

Still a diesel so the extra torque leaves so many cars behind on the motorway.

9th Dec 2005, 18:25

I purchased an Alfa Romeo 2.0 JTS GT Coupe on 1st March 2005.

Generally I am delighted with the vehicle, real fun to drive and in metallic black with 17" alloys, it looks fantastic. However, whilst I do not agree with a comment I have read that the steering lacks feel, I have noticed an alarming tendency for the car to be deflected by bumps, white lines, ruts in the road surface etc. The dealer from whom I bought the vehicle has checked it over and adjusted the tracking, but the problem persists. Have any other owners experienced the same problem? If so, any ideas as to what the problem may be, or how to cure it, would be appreciated.

Greg_gr_roberts@talk21.com.

21st Dec 2005, 19:41

I have also noticed the alarming tendency to jump around on the GT I purchased Nov 2005. However, more concerning is that when travelling (for the first time) with 4 people in the car the body arches were seemingly rubbing on the wheels. This is being investigated.. anyone else tried modest loading of their GT?

Richard Yorkshire.

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