Alfa Romeo - GT
Smart and distinctive - it's just not very coupe-like.
Drives well on smooth tarmac but quickly loses its composure over rougher roads.
A good seating position makes the GT a fine motorway companion, but ride quality gets choppy on rougher surfaces.
It feels far better screwed together than its leaky, creaky predecessors - but the cabin lacks the quality feel of an Audi TT or BMW 3 Series Coupe.
All engines give decent urge, with the 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol motor probably the best all-rounder. JTD diesel is frugal but noisy.
Not bad for a coupe - real-world usable rear seats and a respectable amount of luggage space.
Steep depreciation and expensive insurance makes the GT look pricey to run - best sampled nearly-new.
Basic 2.0 JTS is competitively priced, but the range-topping V6 looks very expensive considering some of the alternatives you could buy for the same money.
Decent quality stereo is standard and a range of upgrades are available. Satnav is the generic Alfa unit - and looks expensive compared to (quicker reacting) aftermarket alternatives.