Join Date: Sep 2007
County: Etela-Suomen Laani
Well, I've driven both now. I have to say the GT has got me hooked. The 159 felt somehow more isolated from the road. Don't get me wrong, very solid, very high-quality feel inside... however I felt more like a passenger even though I was driving. I could imagine on the motorway it'd be the more stable, the more quiet, the more comfortable one. However, nipping in and out of traffic in London I thought the GT was more nimble. And I hardly drive on the motorway.
The GT had better steering feel, especially around the centre line where the 159 felt a bit numb. Really the difference was like driving a coupé or a saloon car and I guess that's the essential difference anyway!
I didn't buy today, the GT had wrong wheels and a small dent in the wheel arch, so I'm still thinking... if I can find one with the right wheels for same price, then that'd be it....!
Any opinions on GT 2.0JTS vs. GT 1.9jtdm (150bhp) ??