Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 2000
The Alfetta really came to life with the arrival of the Veloce-spec GTV. With a full 2.0 litres under the bonnet, it delivered effortless performance, accompanied by the rorty soundtrack you would expect from an Alfa twin-cam. Driving position and haphazard interior ergonomics took the shine off ownership, although that was nothing compared with how rust could affect a longer-term relationship. Buying a GTV now should be relatively painless given that the surviving examples should have been properly rebuilt.