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The GTV has competition

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Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

93 posts

59 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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So my lovely, dark blue, GTV v6 has some strong competition. I've just bought a 03 Subaru Forester XT; as a second car it has to be able to perform some school run duties and also cope with an unmade road. Things, basically, that the GTV is not very good at.

So do I sell the GTV? Not really sure I can justify four cars! We have a 330 estate as the main drive, the XT now as the 2nd car and the MX-5 as the fun day machine. Not sure where that leaves the GTV?

With a half-mile pot holed lane to my house to cope with, maybe it'd be kinder to sell it to a loving owner?

Any opinions out there?

mike9009

2,719 posts

155 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Hi,

I had a similar dilemma earlier this year. We are a family of three and had

1. Mini Clubman S (9,500)
2. Alfa 156 SW 2.4 (3,500)
3. Mazda Eunos (210)
4. VW T25 Camper van (950)

Looking at it, the Eunos had only travelled 210 miles in 12 months and so that bit the bullet.

So based on my experience I would get rid of the car that did the least mileage over a set period.....

Mike

V6GTA

1,447 posts

109 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Pics please!

Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

93 posts

59 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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I must say, she's looking good in these pictures!

Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

93 posts

59 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

93 posts

59 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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CaptainSlow

6,564 posts

124 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I have a smilar garage

05 156 JTDM - just bought
04 Forester XT
93 Eunos

Now about to sell a 01 Impreza non-turbo.

TBH OP I'd sell the mx5 if I were you, I may swap mine for a GTV next year.

Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

93 posts

59 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Seems we have similar taste!

No, the missus insists on the MX-5 staying so I'm afraid it's going to be the GTV that has to make room...

CaptainSlow

6,564 posts

124 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I really like the GTV. Never been in one though, I'll have try and find a friendly local owner.

Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

93 posts

59 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Where abouts are you?

You're welcome to have a spin if you're near Manchester

CaptainSlow

6,564 posts

124 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Hi thanks, in South Bucks so a bit of a distance away. Thanks for the offer though.

SturdyHSV

5,461 posts

79 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I'm in Aylesbury, happy to show you around mine? It's got a Ragazzon on it, so it's a little loud wink

CaptainSlow

6,564 posts

124 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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OK great, I'm near Gt Missenden, are there any local meets?

SturdyHSV

5,461 posts

79 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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CaptainSlow said:
OK great, I'm near Gt Missenden, are there any local meets?
Not that I know of, I'm not very active community wise with the Alfa admittedly, kept busy enough with the Holden lot.

If we get some nice weather I'm happy to just pop down for a bit? Need to drive it more, I forget how good it sounds cloud9

CaptainSlow

6,564 posts

124 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Ok great sounds good.