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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
What saddens me is that Alfa Romeo, owned by Fiat who make this 1.9 diesel engine have done such a bad job of installing it in their own cars. The fuel economy is scandalous, the DPF problems that get reported all should not be happening. People should not be having to pay out more money after buying their cars having a remap to help get decent economy.
Compare the economy of any 159 1.9Jtd and the economy and engine management found in a Saab. I did 70K in my 93 1.9Tid, I knew it had some kind of filtering system on the exhaust, but thats it! I drove far more enthusiastically than I do in my 159 and I was happy with the 43mpg tank to tank (47mpg on the computer) that I got. In my 159 I get 42mpg on the computer and 38mpg tank to tank.
Why oh why oh why, cant Alfa get it right in their own vehicle if GM can get it right in Vauxhalls and Saabs????