Second post, first was to introduce myself last night...So my story is a long one with hopefully a silver lining at the end of it!
Beginning of November 07 I placed my order for 1.9JTDm Lusso QTronic, diamond flat spoke wheels, Blue&Me, that was about it couldn't squeeze any more on the lease.
I had previously tried to order a 2.4Ti, I went to my local dealer (Mangoletsi) to have a look at the 159, they had a red Ti in the show room, drop dead gorgeous
Our company fleet providers TCH would not allow any Ti's on the fleet because they were a special edition!!! It now transpires that they are part of the fixed model range and they also do the 1.9 diesel...gutted to say the least.
I have been told mine is scheduled in production so I can't cancel for a Ti although I have managed to get heated seats and heated screen in lue of the Blue&Me and wheels which are now standard on the MY08 car.
I was originally very peed off because they took so long to sort things out they couldn't find a model that matched my spec in the UK, it would have to be factory ordered. I was then informed mid December that my order had been caught by the factory closure, I had no idea the factory was closing! I was then given a delivery date of May 15th...now it is scheduled for production whatever that means! How long it will be is anyone’s guess.
Silver lining...I am so pleased I didn't end up with the MY07 model, the minor tweaks are worth the wait the new consol finish and dial layout looks much better, the improved standard kit has given me the heated seats that the wife was well peed-off about so all round better deal I think. I am just desperate to get it now, reading this forum doesn't help matters listening to the privileged few who have received theirs, only joking of course...
Alfa Romeo 159 1.9JTDm Lusso Q-Tronic MY2008
Black with red leather
Standard 17" rims (Diamond Flat Spoke)
IR windscreen with sun shade and heated blade area.
Can't bloody wait...