Im from the 156 department^^
Im planing to buy a 159this summer. Prob august or september.
Since i have looked for german cars like Audi A4 or BMW's which i cannot get insured i decided to stay with alfa. I am german so I prefer German Cars Dont get me wrong, i got a 03 alfa 156 and im really happy with it. But its time to move on. I love the 159 i only have 1 problem now.
I cannot decide between the 1.8 turismo (140hp) or the 1.9jtdm (150hp).
Which engine is better in acceleration and consumption. I live over in Ireland and i drive to dublin and back every day. Aprox. 120km. mostly National road (100km/h if there is not punto or corsa blocing the traffic)
Im not a fan of Diesel engines because they vibrate to much and the sound is horrible. I loooove the Petrol sound. I was never in a diesel 159 so i dont know how the sound is in that car.
ATM i would prob buy a jtdm cos of the 6 speed gearbox and the ability to chip it up to 180hp. But now i want ur opinion. Which one is better?
And most important, which one is more reliable?
Ohh and...since im only 19 pls dont come with answers like "The brera is better" or "take the 2.4" version...I WOULD but i cant get an insurance. Am quite happy to get the 1.9jtdm insured