Which 159 SW??
In the market for a new estate. Always hankered after an Alfa.
Test drove both a used 2.2JTS Turismo at my local dealer-Meridien portsmouth followed by a Skoda Octavia vrs estate.
She who must be obeyed just loved the Alfa, the looks, the comfort of the seats the looks, the looks. Who said men were fickle !!!
Alfa dealer let me have an unaccompanied test drive.
My observations, good comfort, not as practical as present bmw 5 series touring. Disappointed with initial acceleration, seemed to be a flat spot. Quality seemed fine, though not quite on a par with the bmw.
Skoda was good but ride too bumpy and too much noise on the motorway.
The car was up for £12495 with the hint of a £500 discount with possibly more to follow if I was to commit to a deal- 2007(07) 13,000 miles.
Good value or not? I've also seen a 2006(06)2.4 diesel lusso at Chris Viavara (150 miles away!) with 45k for £11860 which has caught the eye.
Apart from tyre wear, flat spots, turbo lag and bad mpg are there other issues I need to know about. Plan to keep car 3-4 years.Which is the better car for the money?? Thanks!