okay, here goes:
this morning I went to the dealer to see and drive the 159.
First let's talk about the outside:
Like I already said, she is just drop dead gorgeous!
Such a line, agresiveness combined with style, very nice.
Inside the story goes on, with one negative point I can see at this time:
the seats don't give as much side support as the ones in my 147.
The dash is really nice (nice materials also) with again the 3 dails in the center console. Nice detail: on the Mjet diesel, one of those dials shows the turbo pressure!
totally useless but who cares, it's cool!
Room is ok I guess (front very nice, back ok).
Boot is roomy (it's not a rental moving truck...) and nice in shape.
You get a normal size spare wheel (15 or 16", I forgot)
I did have a small problem driving...
Aparently this was the same car I saw on friday,
so they are taking this car around Belgium as a demo/teaser.
That means that when I was driving, the sales guy was next to me to temper my enthousiasme...
Engine was the 1.9 136HP Mjet, so well known.
Drive's nice, comfy but sporty. Just like we want it to be.
Acceleration is about the same as with my 115HP JTD 147,
but with a weight at around 1.6ton, that's not all that bad I guess.
I'm going to make an appointment to get a longer and free testdrive,
but that will take some patience, as it will be October until the gave a demo car of there own...
Didn't get a chance of taking pictures (was really crowded there). I have one, but no room to upload.
If I can mail it to someone so they can host it for me, let me know.
Once I get to drive it, I'll report back (hopefully with more pics)