You can always count on Alfa Romeo to serve a hefty slice of style, and that's exactly what the GT provides. Far more characterful than rivals like the BMW 3-Series or Audi A5, the front-wheel drive GT is one of the most distinctive sporting coupés around, with eye-catching lines courtesy of Bertone. Based on the Alfa Romeo 156, the GT is a genuine four-seater that's more reliable than you might think and great value too.
4/04: The GT arrives, with 2.0 or 3.2 V6 petrol engines, or a 1.9 turbodiesel.
1/07: The 2.0 JTS appears with direct injection. The limited edition Blackline features 18-inch alloys, metallic black paint and a sportier interior. The 1.9 JTDm gets Multijet injection and is available with a Q2 limited-slip diff.
7/08: The special edition Cloverleaf (in 2.0 JTS or 1.9 JTDm guises) has 18-inch alloys, sporty exterior highlights plus a leather-trimmed interior.
Alfa Romeo GT (2004-2010) Checklist
- Electrics and electronics can be temperamental; the central locking, stereo and boot release are the most commonly affected areas. They can also be tricky to fix too.
- All GTs get alloy wheels as standard, measuring up to 18 inches in diameter; watch out for kerbing damage as repairs can be expensive.
- Uneven front tyre wear is common; a four-wheel alignment is essential if problems aren't to crop up.
- Water pumps fail on diesels; a new one is recommended every 60,000 miles.
- The GT can struggle to put its power down, so go for a car with the Q2 limited-slip diff.
- Great diesel engine
- Space for four
We Don't Like
- Poor visibility
- 3.2 V6 is thirsty