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156/147 buying avice please!

HI everyone!

Not sure if this is in the right section, but if not please feel free to move it in the right section (@ moderators).

I'm looking to buy either a 156 or 147 1.9jt 16v m-jet.

Are there any good threads or websites that sums up what are common problems/faults to warn me of what to look for.

I have been burned twice in the last year now buying used cars so I'm determined to find a good one this time! Really can't afford to keep changing cars so often.

What are realistic mpg figures for 1.9 16v mjet vs 2.4 m jet?
A lot of my commute is in heavy stop start traffic.

My current BM 330d struggles to top 34mpg overall average which is costing too much on juice (65 quid per week)

Any pointers would be great!

Plus I have seen many leather interiors advertised on ebay, does anyone recommend buying a cheaper car with fabric and then just buying a 2nd hand leather set and swapping it myself?

I read that they can have airbags in the headrests???


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Re: 156/147 buying avice please!

You should get about 45mpg for the 1.9 (but you can more) , with the 2.4 quite a lot less than that (do a forum search - there are plenty of discussions on the 2.4 mpg)

My local specialist has some pages that might help:
Buyer's Guide for 156
Buyer's Guide for 147
Alfa diesel engine guide
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