147 & Fiat Stilo Jtd
We drove a 3 door Stilo JTD last weekend, looking to replace my daughter's Seicento, she's working out of town now and the steep hills and country roads are hard work for the little Sei's 1.1 engine!
The stilo was a nice drive, however it's no longer available. However, recently noticed the Alfa 147...! I have read that they share the same floor pan with the Stilo and possibly mechanicals?? What about driving position - is it similar?
My daughter likes the later facelifted 147s over the earlier ones, however these are a little out of her price range, what are your thoughts on a high miler, as long as its got comprehensive service history etc??
Is there a buyer's guide available? Are there any obvious things to look out for when test driving a car??
The simplest of suggestions, useful tips, things to look out for etc would be greatly appreciated.
The Stilo we drove had knocks from underneath everytime we went over a speed bump, plus it hadn't had the cambelt done...
I'm told that the original Stilo cambelt intervals were every 7yrs of 50,000miles initially however this was revised to every three years or every 36,000miles, is this also the case with the Alfa 109JTD?
Hope for good response.
Last edited by JonAlfa44; 23-02-14 at 15:34.