Originally Posted by WADEY
Maybe the car you were loaned had been re-mapped and it can throw the trip computer out. 30 mpg is max combined cycle.
I did wonder that. I also had read that remapping might deliver some returns with regards fuel economy but I doubt it would be worth the £400-700 it would cost me in remapping. Maybe its worth it when considering the better drive as well
Originally Posted by Alfa.Romeo
You do that mileage and swapped out the 2.4
Sorry fella, but i feel that is a big mistake. The 2.4 is no fuel sipper, but its definitely considerably better than the 2.2 especially on long runs and has more power and can be mapped better to get even more MPG.
Dont mean to get you down, but i think you may end up with big fuel bills. But that brera looks lovely and i bet it sounds better
Yeah I felt between a rock and a hard place to be honest. I wanted a diesel Brera but the one I had to me felt "faulty". It made a weird noise at low speeds when changing gear which they claimed was the turbo dump valve (someone on here said a VVT turbo doesn't have a dump valve?) plus it was lumpy at startup when cold (even after injector cleaner) and even stalled twice - which for an automatic doesn't sound right to me?!
I was given the option to swap but didn't like the colour of the other diesel they had.. so hey ho, petrol it is
Yes...it sounds lovely!!! And is great fun on open roads.