159 Qtronic - what's owners views ?
I know it can be difficult to always be objective about Cars but what are owners views on the Qtronic system ? - are you pleased you opted for it ?
As someone who spends most of his driving time carting kids about in built up areas the thought of the Qtronic quite appeals but I was shocked to see how it affects the consumption and emissions (tax)
The claimed urban falls from @30mpg to @24mpg (20% reduction) for the qtronic on the 2.4jtd (are drivers achieving this). If you factor in the extra cost of diesel over petrol you are effectively driving the equivalent of a petrol car that does 21mpg....that's awful.
How are owners finding the economy on the qtronic ? - is it this low around town ? The combined drive figure is only @30mpg....is anyone getting anwhere near this ?
I really fancy this option & also the 2.4 but I reckon the increased fuel, insurance, tax & depreciation over a standard 1.9ti s/w is going to be a lot of money over 3years.
If I was a company car driver i'd probably care a lot less about this but funding it all myself can make this an expensive option.
Thoughts anyone ?
I suppose I need to be realistic in that this car is built for motorway crusing and will suffer consumption wise just pottering around doing sub 10mile journey's all the time.
Alfa TI & Giulietta 2.0 Veloce