Re: Viewed a 156JTd SW 2.4 today. Help Please!
They are a bit grumbly on start up, so no worries there, as long as it quietens down once you get going.
Most important at 68,000 its red light and buzzer time for the cam belt replacement. Has it been done? If not then its roughly £500 straight out of your pocket IMMEDIATELY to get it done. I mean immediately, so check this out.
The whistle is the turbo, so as long as it is only a whistle, no problems.
Cambelt aside, just ask yourself is the FSH genuine and documented, does it feel like an 'honest' car.i.e.fair condition for year/miles.
As to MPG, if you scroll through the menus (bit late now I know) you get the long term average as well as the trip average...which was probably your low 26 figure for a short trip. Most people seem to get 42-45 mpg. Its only people like my wife who can get over 50mpg as she drives so steadily.
I bought mine on ebay without even seeing the car...big risk, but 40,000 miles later, with no probs it has worked out. Whilst the diesel 2.4 can go wrong, like any car, its by far the most reliable unit in any recent Alfa, by a long way.
Hope this helps
Last edited by AlfaLincs; 05-05-08 at 18:27.