Problem 159 2.4s??
Hello all. I am new to this board, but I can't believe how refreshing it is to see that there are obviously other people who have been in the same position as me....
I have an 06 plate 159 2.4 JTDM.
Unfortunately this car appears to be a complete lemon. It has been back to the dealers so many times this year that I have just about given up.
It is noisy, slow, rough, it rattles like something out of the sixties and is unacceptably thirsty (29mpg). And I am fed up with the dealer not being able to sort it out the problems.
As far as I'm concerned, I cannot keep taking time off work for this and I have reached the end of the road with it. The car is so bad that I don't think I'll be able to sell it privately, at least not with a clear conscience. I have asked Alfa UK if they will take it off my hands or if they have a replacement vehicle they could swap it for. I have even offered them money if they have a slightly newer one.
Also, I have threatened Alfa UK with the press if they don't sort this out. My wife is a PR specialist for a major agency in the motor industry, so I have plenty of useful contacts in the press. She is fairly sure she can ruffle some feathers!
To strengthen my case, I am looking for others with 06 plate 159s who may have similar problems. After reading some threads on this board, it looks like there may be others in my position.
Please contact me by private message if you have had a lousy 159, especially if it was an early one. It's probably best not to post too many details on here, especially as you may have to sell your vehicle one day!
I will keep this thread updated if I make any progress.