i dont yet own an alfa however i am looking to buy a diesel 159.
i am looking at both the 1.9 and the 2.4. 06 or 07 plate with aprox 70000 miles.
at the moment i do not know too much about alfa and i am looking for some advice.
my questions are as follows.
i know the 2.4 is quicker however i am only 21 and the insurance would kill me on top of this the tax is not exactly cheap... what other benifits does the 2.4 (200 bhp) have over the 1.9 (150bhp).
i would also like to know if i where to buy the 1.9 what bhp i could achieve is it possible to get aprox 220 bhp which i think i would be happy with.
lastly for now if i where to go out tommorow to get one what should i look out for when inspecting and driving the car, what are the cars weak points etc like arch rust etc.
i currently drive a fiat grande punto 09 1.4 8v so no doubt i will be impressed with what ever i get but i want a car to keep not to buy and sell the next month like my punto.
PLEASE HELP, THANKS GUYS.