Well, I am still loving my 159 2.4Ti after 5 weeks and 4000 miles. The remap by Alfatune made a massive difference.
This is the list of my cars since 1999 & mileage covered.
1999 BMW 523i 116k
2002 Merc 320 i est 74k
2003 BMW 530D SE (e60) 83k
2006 BMW 530D M Sport Touring 84k
Merc absolute crap. More rust than my Alfasud & so unreliable.
523i my sister still has it.
E60 BMW' s so harsh on the suspension! Gave me terrible aches in the legs.
Recently whilst the BMW was having warranty work they loaned me a BMW 320i Coupe.
Tinny engine, awful ride and bland interior.
The 159 may not last, but boy is it fun. People like it. I even get let in in queues.
The ride is fantastic compared to a Sport sprung 5 series on run flats.
I very nearly bought a Jag (Tata) XFS. Not regretting not doing so.
I have just had Koni Sports struts put on the 159 to try and make it seem like the BMW. (ie Jittery, bone jarring, harsh ride). They have succeeded.
I am now going to have them softened so I can revert to the 159's wonderful ride handling compromise.
BMW's are absolutely great machines (MACHINES) but who falls in love with robots?