Alfa's just stop to
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
a little disappointed with my 147 and seek advice!
I am not a 'newbie' as I have owned a GTV for a number of years.
However, I just swapped my daily drive (Fiat GP 130 Diesel Sporting) for a 57 plate 147 Lusso 120 Diesel.
Although gorgous inside and out, I am to be honest a little disappointed with the following
1. The clutch pedal is much heavier than the Fiat. Is this normal?
2. The response and accelaration below 3k is poor compared to the Fiat. It's almost like an old man with a cough trying to clear his throat! wheezy and hesitant. Yet get past 3k and it begins to fly. Is this normal or if not, what could be the cause?
3. In three weeks of driving it, the best I can manage is 45mpg. I do very little town driving yet on runs I can't seem to get any more. Is this normal?
I also intend to fit a K&N and Diesel upgrade chip that CRD claim will take it to above 140bhp.
I guess others have done this to their 147. was it worth it?