Being of sound body
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Re: Alfa 159 1.9 JTDm
Hi Hugo. I'd agree with Simon that it should really come with at least the 170bhp map. That said, it is acceptably fast 99% of the time I'm driving it on motorways and in congested city traffic.
I've had several blasts across country including the AO run on the EVO triangle and whilst it doesn't exactly rocket out of slow corners it gets up a really good head of steam on the fast sweeping stuff. With the exception of the two modded GTAs and Swanny's Griffith i didn't feel like I was struggling to keep up with all the others. Quite the opposite most of the time.
Fuel economy - traffic really does seem to kill my average! Overall I'm getting just a smidge shy of 40mpg (see sig). I've consistently hit 44-45mpg from a tank on a 450 mile regular return run from Manchester-Scotland using mostly motorways and still had another few days' worth of town driving from that tankful.
I do 70% in city traffic and 30% motorway in a typical month. I noticed a few days ago that from the last fill up, over 4 days, I'd done 98 miles in 7 hours at an average speed of just 14mph. No wonder my mpg drops off.
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