Going back: 159 to GT
I've only had my 159 3.2 Q4 saloon since March, but I'm changing it tomorrow ... for a GT 3.2 V6.
It's a shame. I had sooooooooooo wanted a 3.2 159 and soooooooooooo wanted to enjoy it, but - ultimately - I haven't.
There's no doubt that it's a refined car, comfortable, safe and robust and - well - simply stunning.
But it's never excited me. And that made me feel like I might as well have gotten a BMW or something equally horrid. I had come from a 147 GTA and then a 166 3.0 before landing on the 159 (the bigger car required for family use).
Sod it. When we need it, we can put up with my wife's old Merc A-Class (soon to be replaced with a new Fiat Grande Punto through scrappage and monthly saving by moving to the GT from the 159).
Picking up GT tomorrow. Really hope one day to come back to the 159, but only when it delivers all it promises in its gorgeous looks.
Shame ... but, by tomorrow evening I hope to be smiling again.
Keep enjoying your 159s, Breras and Spiders. They are simply in a league of their own.