It seems I've sold my Z4
and I'm now trying to find a 159 or Brera diesel to replace it with. Quite a change, but I need something a bit more "sensible"
I was interested in the Brera advertised here but it sold a few days ago
I've seen a few others in the same price range but higher milage.
The main thing putting me off the Brera is the fuel economy of the 2.4 diesel, reading these forums, I'll struggle to better the 34-35 mpg I get out of my commute with my 3.0 Z4
(insurance will be half what I'm currently paying though)
The 159 with 1.9 JTDM was my original choice but I've been to both main dealerships in my area, Benfields and Alexanders. Neither had a car I could drive and they haven't had stock for weeks. I'd like to make the trip down to Mongoletsi on Monday but I've no idea if they'd be open on a bank holiday, anyone know if they will be open?
I'm a little worried the 150hp will feel a bit weedy. I don't drive like a nutter but I do enjoy the effortlessness of my Z4's 230hp. Buying from Mango's would give me the oportunity of adding a remap into the deal.
Is there anything to look out for when buying a second hand 159 or Brera?
Tyre wear seems an issue, and some common rattles, but what else?
I'd like ipod connection but does this only come on 2007 onwards? which have specced the Blue & Me? Having played with the Pioneer headunit at Benfields, I'll be very tempted to get it fitted. I much prefer to have satnav built in but from what I've read the standard system is a bit pants, the Pioneer offers more it seems.
Anyone have a grey, red or possibly black 159 they want to sell me?
The one colour combo I really want to avoid seem to be the most common second hand, silver with black leather
for to boring a combo for my tastes