Re: The latest 159 advertisement
The Alfa 159 has been a big step forward in terms of quality for Alfa but they still have a bit to go. My "quality of product" experiences with a one year old 159 2.2jts have been: creaking windscreen, washer jet pipe coming a drift on drivers side jet, bonnet hitting wing causing metallic rattle everytime i went over a bump, passenger door not opening sometimes from inside and the bits of plastic rolling around in the rear footwells? yes had this issue, its the fixing for the trim under the fronts seats which is vunerable to being kicked off my rear seat passengers. On the positive side I find the 2.2JTS engine superb, revs freely, uses no oil, huge in gear acceleration. Chassis is the best on An Alfa todate .. Interior besides the above is very classy and well finished. Most of the issues above are "build" issues, would be interested to hear if they are sorted in the MY08 159. Summary..Alfa improving but still have a long way to go if they are to convince non-Alfisti they are worty of consideration.