Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Buying a 147
Hello, I posted here earlier this month having intended to buy my first Alfa (147 as the title of the post suggests) and the engine I was looking for was the 16v diesel. I looked at one example and couldn't quite get the price I wanted but haven't been able to find another to look at since (they seem few and far between).
Most of the good 147s I see in my price range (£8000 - £9000) seem to be 8v diesels or 1.6 petrols - I was wondering what people's thoughts are on these engines?
My initial feeling is that they may be underpowered, but given you can only pick up so much from a test drive what do owners find them like to live with?
I currently drive a VW Bora diesel with the 130bhp PD engine. Many thanks for any advice.