2000 Alfa Romeo GTV Lusso 2.0 TS from UK and Ireland
Truly Affordable, Truly Fun Italian Sports Car!
Nothing - Touch Wood!!!
Previous Owner had Washer Motor replaced at 16,000 Miles.
What can you say!!! It's an Alfa - My Bella!!
I know at some point it will throw a strop - not start, annoy me - but EVERY morning I wake up, leave the house - get in the Car, and Smile... Big Big Smile!!
Handling is Pin sharp - helped by the 2 Turns Lock to Lock, cornering is simply breathtaking - the car Handles all you can throw at it.
The 2.0 TS isn't silly quick... (0-60 around 8secs) but once rolling (20mph plus) the car will outrun most on the road - and get you into some serious trouble... its down to the Gearing and the Engine... and what an engine - Noise is slightly Muted (unlike the V6) the engine whines as it powers up; urging you to give it more and more throttle until the Heady heights of 7,500 RPM...
Awesome on B Roads - a Pussy Cat around town! A Fantastic car - If you love Alfa's you'll love this - and forgive any niggles you have about Finish etc... its what makes this car a Classic!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th December, 2003
15th Apr 2004, 03:23
Occasionally the right person buys an Alfa! That's probably why theres been no problems. Good driving. Ron Taylor Australia.
2nd Sep 2005, 07:53
Absolutely agree with the fact that this is a beautiful car. A pleasure to sit in as well as to drive. However I have never had such an unreliable car and the engine blew up twice!. Maybe I was unlucky although from the comments made by the garage this is normal. Therefore my advice, yes buy one a truly amazing car although do not be surprised to have to pay big money for repairs and servicing. (Top tip - do not take it to an Alpha dealer go to someone that specialises in them)