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Car #2
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Model
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2003. - 2010.
S - Sports car
coupe, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2004. - 2006.
S - Sports car
coupe, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4489 mm
1763 mm
1362 mm
320 liters
320 liters
63 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4395 mm
1760 mm
1330 mm
312 liters
312 liters
55 liters
2003 Alfa Romeo GT
2004 Hyundai Coupe

Engine

Alfa Romeo
2.0 jts
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1970 cc
165 hp
206 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1975 cc
145 hp
186 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1295 kg
8.7 s
216 km/h
12.3 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
208 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1255 kg
9.1 s
208 km/h
10.9 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
193 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1295 kg
8.7 s
216 km/h
12.3 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
208 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
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Expenses

1890 EUR
Price from
3000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the sports car segment and utilize the same 3-door coupe body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Alfa Romeo-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 165hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 145hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Italian car offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Hyundai is significantly less fault-prone, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Alfa Romeo with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Hyundai badge with 4.5 out of 5. The same official information place GT as average reliability-wise, and Coupe is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Italian car rank it on average as 3.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Alfa Romeo is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 216 kilometers per hour, 8km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (35 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 9% difference compared to the Italian car.


Verdict

Hyundai is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Italian car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Alfa Romeo offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Hyundai. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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