I have had my 159SW turismo since November.... Strombolli grey , 17" diamond effect wheels, 1.9JTD, with B&M and heated seats, a beautiful looking car when it's clean. Needed SW for work and new dog but don't regret it as looks fantastic and it much more useable than a normal boot. I have done nearkly 13k miles and have the following issues which hopefully someone can offer some thoughts on.
- at low speeds in traffic 5-10mph in 1st and 2nd gear, there is a awful droning noise which goes when you actually stop or go faster ?
- At high motorway speeds in excess of 69mph, there is a vibration felt in the car. The passenger seat is vibrating and you can feel it in the drivers seat. It is not through the steering wheel, more just a general vibration ?
- The Blue and Me doesn't recognise my Creative Zen mp3 player. I contacted Alfa and Creative, and neither offered a solution. Is there an alternative such as a usb stick.. as I don't really want to invest in an additional ipod just for the car.
The car is due in for 18k service in 2-3 months but I don't want to be fobbed of by the dealer at Benfield in Newcastle saying there is nothing that can be done, they can't hear the noise or they couldn't detect a vibration etc.
I had lots of issues with my last Volvo dealer and have lost faith in dealers, hence the sceptical feeling.
Other than that the car is great to drive especially on country roads, gets about 42mpg, have had two flashes from other SW owners, not many on the road, the heated seats were great in the winter, and I am glad I chose it rather than an A4 or 3 series.
Any advice would be welcome.