How you finding the 159 Malc?
My old man has the 2.0jtdm ti in white and it's a lovely thing to look at and sit in. It feels a lot more 'solid' than my GT but doesn't feel as lively to drive, although as a commuting tool I would have it all day long over mine.
They are different cars. The 159 feels massively heavier. The steering has more weight to it too. Not sure if that's good or bad or even a potential problem.
I loved the agility of the GT, the seats were also remarkably good. Better than any seat I have parked my backside in ever. I already miss the seats.
The ride in the GT was fine on smooth motorways but everything else was just a bit too much for me (those seats though, they helped sort that out to a degree).
So the 159 feels heavier and I don't think I will have the confidence on a fast A road driving like in the GT.
I do love the 5 cylinder engine, it's effortless, very smooth and makes a very nice mechanical noise when pushed (for a diesel). It feels like it goes very, very well.
I have access to other 'toys' so a GT as a snotter was never my first choice and I always wanted a 159 or Brera, the latter four years ago were way more than I wanted to spend. Even the 2.4 159's, unless a high miler etc were a bit out of my price range so I bought a GT (because the looks are to die for
I guess I have the car for daily use I always wanted. This is so smooth and quiet, not jolting (over beetles crossing the road) or clunking. No creaking (though I'd fixed that in the GT).
I enjoy/ed both cars for different reasons.
Last and not least it gives me the option in the future to buy a V6 GT as an alternative to a GTV V6 (or if I'm really minted and stupid) a Maserati because it'll be different to the outgoing car. I don't like to buy the same model back to back. I did once because my ex made me
, we divorced