Picked up my new 2.4Ti today....first impressions - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 7 Old 06-06-09 Thread Starter
Status: ex alfitsti
AO Member
trevgo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Posts: 210
Picked up my new 2.4Ti today....first impressions

Thanks to Meridian Milano Bournemouth for such a professional service. Car was in the middle of the showroom enclosed in a red Alfa cloth cover. Such a contrast with VW, when they could barely be arsed to hand me the keys to my GTi.

Having driven down in my employees 1.8 TDCi Focus going for px, and getting straight into the 159 made the Ford seem like a pile of rubbish which, of it's type it's not, but it shows the quality of the Alfa.

Drive back through wind and rain to East London. The ploughed field that passes for the M3 showed just how fantastic the ride is. I'd say perfect for me. It's one of the car's best points. Those 19"ers just obliterate ridges and small holes, though they are noisy.

Intrusive and odd wind noise and a loud whistle from around the driver's mirror at welll above the limit. That will have to be sorted. Also a zizz from under the dash top when pushing the engine. I'm not looking forward to taking to a local dealer for any issues, as I can't imagine them being very interested in a car they didn't supply. Oh well. I wanted that one.

The car is superb though. No rocket, but quick enough and I'm sure it will open up with time. 31mpg, which wasn't too scary, though I doubt I'll manage that in my 26 mile commute. It is the best sounding diesel I have ever heard. I've never experienced one I'd even want to red line, but do this one.

And the Alfa red looks fantastic.

OK, so there's a couple of little issues, but they fade into insignificance the second I look at it. And I can't take my eyes off it. It's my 25th consequtive car and first Alfa. I'm beginning to understand the experience already

Last edited by trevgo; 06-06-09 at 17:28.
trevgo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Back in Black
AO Silver Member
Dougie166's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Clackmannanshire
Posts: 4,103
Images: 9

Member car:

Alfaless :( BMW!

Sounds nice - Dealer should sort issues out ok as it is money for them, they do the work and Alfa reimburse them. Sounds like you have the windscreen ratttle.

26 mile commute should be ok for 31+ mpg. I get around that on my 7 mile commute without too much effort.

Dougie166 is offline  
Status: frenzied burrowing
AO Platinum Member
Fraser's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Lanarkshire
Posts: 19,680
Images: 8
The 2.4 is a great engine - just wait until you've doen a few thousand miles
Fraser is offline  
Status: Fiesta Zetec S until I decide next proper car..
AO Member
Withy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Glasgow
Posts: 252
Images: 11
Great choice.... we need pics, they are mandatory!!

Red is the best colour for sure, I got my black 1.9 Ti yesterday, and whilst I love it, the red ones (especially with tan leather) are the best combo I think

I get the whistle from the drivers mirror too, will need to find out how to sort it

Well done on joining the Alfa club, its about time after 25 cars!! (am on 3rd Alfa now )
Withy is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
maxitore's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Serbia
County: -
Posts: 59

Member car:

Alfa 156 2.4 JTD

2.4 rules belive me i had experiance with it super engine and ofcourse extream fast enjoy
maxitore is offline  
(Post Link) post #6 of 7 Old 07-06-09 Thread Starter
Status: ex alfitsti
AO Member
trevgo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Posts: 210
Originally Posted by withina View Post
Great choice.... we need pics, they are mandatory!!
I'm so un-techie! Christopher, my OH took some great pics at the handover. I'll get my mate to put them on his flickr site then I'll post them.
trevgo is offline  
Status: Married with TI
AO Silver Member
mikeyw's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Yorkshire
Posts: 3,385
Great choice - you'll love it.

Another member of the whistlers club here...let me know what is said about it.
mikeyw is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider

24ti , impressions , picked , todayfirst

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome