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Just been subject to a massive restoration. It's an extremely rare model and has been shown at AROC club days. It has auto lights, auto wipers. Reversing camera. Cruise control. , It's had a full professional respray in its original colour. New springs all round, new tyres all round, new uppers, drop links and suspension bushes. , It's had a full stainless steel exhaust which sounds Devine. , The 19" Ti wheels have been fully refurbed and painted in a light metallic silver. , The calipers have been rebuilt using new seals and repainted. , The timing chain and water pump and power steering pump have all been replaced and it drives exactly like a legendary V6 Alfa should. , Alfas are my hobby and passion. I've had 23 over the years and doing the work is my thing. Once I've finished one I buy another. This car has had 1000's lavished on it. It's new owner will have the best 159 in the uk., 5+ owners, Next MOT due 20/07/2017, Full service history, Electric windows, Air conditioning, Satellite navigation, Parking aid, MP3 player, Leather trim, Heated seats, Height adjustable driver's seat, Height adjustable passenger seat, Folding rear seats, Child seat points (Isofix system), Metallic paint, 19" Alloy Wheels, Spare wheel (Full), Power steering, Steering wheel rake adjustment, Steering wheel reach adjustment, Cruise control, Traction control, Central locking, Alarm, Immobiliser, Driver's airbags, Side airbags, Passenger airbags. BLUE, 6,000

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5+ owners?!!
Christ, it sounds like you've lost count!

Assume mileage is mega given the huge list of work?
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5+ owners?!!
Christ, it sounds like you've lost count!

Assume mileage is mega given the huge list of work?
ooops my bad I don't have the V5 to hand at the moment doing a plate transfer, but mileage is 107K, well below average and on this engine, I'd say almost run in
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got it 4 previous owners!!
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Presumably this is it Alfa Romeo 159 SPORTWAGON 3.2 JTS V6 Lusso 4x4 5dr
Looks great, and quite a rare beast I'd imagine.
Good luck with the sale .
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Presumably this is it Alfa Romeo 159 SPORTWAGON 3.2 JTS V6 Lusso 4x4 5dr
Looks great, and quite a rare beast I'd imagine.
Good luck with the sale .
I love that interior colour and paint colour combination. it's gorgeous car. If I hadn't only recently bought my derv i'd be sorely tempted
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I am tempted but it's over my budget (waaah!), too costly on the tax (waaah!) and a little too thirsty (waaah!). If the first 2 fitted, I might overlook the 3rd but alas money is too tight for that Looks a beauty
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It is certainly a V6 Alfa engine. It's not a "legendary V6 Alfa", though. It just isn't.

Great car? Yes, definitely! Legendary V6? No, unfortunately not.
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It is certainly a V6 Alfa engine. It's not a "legendary V6 Alfa", though. It just isn't.

Great car? Yes, definitely! Legendary V6? No, unfortunately not.
Erm, well Alfa certainly tweaked someone else's engine, but it's not their own.
I can't argue with your other points.
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Erm, well Alfa certainly tweaked someone else's engine, but it's not their own.
I can't argue with your other points.
Wonder if Guilia owners are going to say the same about a tweaked Maserati engine in the QV??
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Wonder if Guilia owners are going to say the same about a tweaked Maserati engine in the QV??
I'd be shouting it from the hilltops if I'd ordered a QF, but probably screaming ''Ferrari-derived'' or ''Ferrari-inspired'' .
Unlike now where I keep quiet about GM if I think I can get away with it
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On paper the GM Block is better? For a start it's aluminium, not heavy steel unlike what the 1979-2005 Busso had.
Even Alfa said before they sprinkled fairy dust on it, that the GM block they received was no-more than an unanimous object.
It has
More bhp, sounds as good as the Busso once in it's stride too, albeit a different sound/tone.

Thrills me everytime I'm in mine anyway.

Back to the OP's thread for a second. But was that, or was that not once nogrips car? ?
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What's a QF lussoman ?
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What's a QF lussoman ?
Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio
As in 'cloverleaf'.
They've dropped the 'verde' tag with this model.
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More bhp, sounds as good as the Busso once in it's stride too, albeit a different sound/tone.

Thrills me everytime I'm in mine anyway.

Back to the OP's thread for a second. But was that, or was that not once nogrips car? ?
You have a fancy Alfatune exhaust on yours which will no doubt make it sound amazing.

Didn't nogrip's have those 18'' 7-holes that you have? Was his a V6? Not sure.

Edit: It's similar but a different one http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...l#post14698490 (Anybody want to buy a 159 3.2 Q4 Sportwagon?)

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On paper the GM Block is better? For a start it's aluminium, not heavy steel unlike what the 1979-2005 Busso had.
The Busso is all aluminium.
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Wonder if Guilia owners are going to say the same about a tweaked Maserati engine in the QV??
The Maserati/Ferrari F160 V6 is a 60 degree V, and as such shares little with the 90 degree V6 in the Giulia.

The Giulia's V6 is basically a 6-cylinder version of the Ferrari F154 V8 engine as used in the California T. A different version of the F145 V8 is used by Maserati in the Quattroporte GTS.
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On paper the GM Block is better? For a start it's aluminium, not heavy steel unlike what the 1979-2005 Busso had.
Even Alfa said before they sprinkled fairy dust on it, that the GM block they received was no-more than an unanimous object.
It has
More bhp, sounds as good as the Busso once in it's stride too, albeit a different sound/tone.

Thrills me everytime I'm in mine anyway.

Back to the OP's thread for a second. But was that, or was that not once nogrips car? ?
Alfa certainly sprinkled something over it, but it wasn't Fairy Dust. As for It sounding as good as a Busso - not in a million years. As for the great exhaust note - a V6 is not supposed to sound like a V8. But if you like it, that's fine even if it costs you 6 to 8 MPG, courtesy of a dogs dinner they did on the V.V.T. It is a nostalgic car - you lift your foot off the throttle slightly and acceleration picks up - not had that since the old vacuum advance on my Austin Metropolitan. Sad to say, it would have been better if they just fitted the Vauxhall 2.8 turbo - jobby. I love my Q4, but I'm not kidding my self. The Americans put spacers in the camshaft voids to bring the valve timing back to fixed - Not sure it was on this engine. But if one packed the voids with spacers so that the valve timing was the same as the Busso, it would then sound great. However, that would be very complicated. I think basically it is a good engine Alfa let loose on the new intake of apprentices. And they kissed what could have been a beauty and turned it into a frog.
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Sizewell, mine sounds very much like a V6. I have never seen less than 19mpg even on a 2,000ft high 45 minute twisty mountain drive at high revs using just 3rd & 4th gear constant.
Sounds as good as a Busso after 3500rpms, there's not 1 person on here that has bought a V6 Brera & started a thread without talking about how addictive the sound is. I would suggest a remap, an exhaust change, also swap the paper airfilter element for something better than OEM
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But was that, or was that not once nogrips car? ?
It certainly was and a great car it is to. Alfaholik has done the niggles I was happy to live with as a daily driver so now it sounds A+.
I'm staring at pi$$ing rain in Manchester wondering whether buying a diseasel Spider was a sensible move. Saying that, if the sun comes out the Spider is a lovely place to be. The remapped 2.4 now feels nearly as quick as the 3.2 V6 so overall still happy.
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Seems like the car was already sold, as the advert doesn't seem to be available anymore. A shame, would've been fun to see some pics.
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The sun will be out in Manchester tomorrow nogrip, & if it's sold that fast then that's brilliant knowing these Alfa Romeo's are still sought-after

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Alas, I sold it a while ago to Alfaholik who now appears to have also sold it. I'm under water now in leafy Cheshire but fingers crossed for roof down tomorrow.
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Did Alfaholik change the interior?
A pity those AT pics have gone - I'm certain it was different, certainly the door cards.
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Yes interior was changed from cream to black/tan ....Alfaholik has kids!
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