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I Would Like To Keep This Car Forever, But, I Wanna Something Newer Beside This. — This car...you can love them or hate them. There isn't ''I don't know'' with this car, and, that's what I like about them. 1986 was...golden age (now am gonna sound like Obi Van Kanobie from Star Wars when I say) before the dark times, before the Imperie. It's like pearl that don't lose shine after all that time.

Pros: It's really beautiful car. Very few cars from that period looked and sounded that way for that money.

Cons: Well, it's old car, and....no climatisation, no seat heating, no ABS, no air bag....

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Legendary Car. Make Apperance In James Bond Movie Octopusi — This car is a history. either you gonna love it, or you gonna hate it. There is no modern stuff in it, but, if you like cars, this is car for ya. Gorgeous sound, seats are...magic....in that time of 80's this was one of the best sports cars that you wouldn't have to pay big money for it.

Pros: beautiful car. From time when everathing was so easy and beautiful.

Cons: I don't know it.

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Where Ever I Go, This Car Stands Out And Is In A Class Of Its Own =) —

This Alfa Romeo GTV-6 is the last model of the 116 series before they moved to the 75 platform. At first glance, you appreciate the styling. The flared wheel arches, the sleek lines and of course, the bulge on the bonnet which instantly suggest that the car has the 2.5 litre V6 engine which produces 160 BHP at 5600 rpm. And when you look on the inside, the style continues with leather seats that hug you as you recline and dials that are easy to read and use. But the magic really begins with the ignition. Turn on the motor, you get blessed a sound that's crisp and raspy as an Italian engine should sound. What's more incredible is the way the delivers the power. Now, I know that 160 horse power may not seem much in todays standards, and it's not especially fast in the straights either. 0-100 takes about 8 seconds. But when you need to turn in a corner, this thing handles like nothing else. with a near 50-50 weight distribution, torsion bars, stiffened supension, ventillated brakes and the 16x7 tyres as standard, the car carves its way through corners while keeping all the power on the road. The key to the weight distribution is the placement of the gearbox, which is placed between the two rear wheels. The result is full confidence in any corner that the car encounters, Minimal body roll from the chassis and instant response from the engine. So are there any foyables with this car?? I am afraid to say, yes there is. A big one. It comes in the from of rust. Alfa Romeo always had a reputation of building beatiful cars which ended up as a heap of rotted sheets of metal. And none more eager to rust more than the Alfetta's. The problem was during the production. Alfa Romeos built the car then painted it without applying the primer and base coat first in effort to save time and cost. And the problems didn't stop there. The electrics also had a tendancy to play up leaving a lot of Alfa customers unsatisfied to say the least. Fortunately for me, The car that I have hasn't had a lot of rust and the electrics hasn't played up. If you are looking for A Alfetta, its a good idea to look at areas that aren't easily seen or looked at often. I've seen Alfa's that looked good at first, but upon closer inspection at the window frames and engine bay - especially where the bonnet is hinged, there was rust. Those negatives aside, It's hard to hate this car. Sure there were cars at the same time with similar design, but none captured the style quite as well as the Italians. Nor can they match the aural extacy that the engine produces. If you are looking for a car that sounds awesome, handles excellently and most importantly, turns heads, this is the one to own. When properly maintained, this car will always make you smile =)

Pros: Exhilirating engine sound, confident handling, superb styling, real head turner

Cons: Electrics can be frustrating, clutch is a bit long, rust prone.

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Reviews From Other Years

2004 Alfa Romeo GTV Reviews

My Love Affair Car By Wivienne

i owned a red alfa romeo GTV V6, this is one of the best car that i have ever owned, it has stylish look, performance with the musical sounds of the classical alfa v6 engine, the handling is superb an... Read More

2003 Alfa Romeo GTV Reviews

My Love Affair Car By Wivienne

i own a red alfa romeo GTV V6 and it is the best sport car i have ever own. I love its stylish Italian looks, amazing performance with musical souds of the classic alfa V6 engine, superb handling with... Read More

2001 Alfa Romeo GTV Reviews

Why Do I Love Alfas By alfaoldfart

This is the third alfa I have owned and just love them for there style and performance, but you have to expect major issues with them certainly with the electrics. The one I own at the moment is a spi... Read More

Gtv Spider By Danny

great looking car but suffered from typical alfa romeo reliability. mostly easy fixes carried out by a competent mechanic had plenty of power and weighed very little due to the all plastic body pane... Read More

2000 Alfa Romeo GTV Reviews

Love It..! By Aaron

handles alot better than my old one, which hit a tree... may not have the build quality of say a german car, but streaks ahead in the design front :) lovely black momo leather, with the alfa logo embo... Read More

Gtv 3.0 V6 By Jonathan

The 3.0V6 is powerfull and springs a suprise to many more expensive Sports Cars. Handles great, although does have a tendancy to spin the wheels in 1st & 2nd when driven hard. You have to put up with ... Read More

1999 Alfa Romeo GTV Reviews

Great Fun If U Like A Italian! By Monarch_166

+ Awesome feeling of the engine + Beautifully crafted V6 +The robus feeling u get sitting in the car -The quality of the electronics The costs to maintain the car are pretty normal when living in e... Read More

The Love Triangle... By Steph

This is my other halfs car also known as the 'money pit' as it's always needing something spending on it and yet he still worships it need I say more!?... Read More

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