159 1.9JTD from 156 2.4JTD - some help please!
I am on the verge of swapping my beloved 51 plate 156 2.4JTD Veloce for a 159 1.9JTD. I have done all but 8,000 of the 115,000 miles on the clock, and it still puts a smile on my face when I drive him.
However Alf is getting on a bit, and I need something bulletproof for my work as a DJ. Being late for work now and again is OK, but missing somebody's wedding is a big deal.
I've test driven a couple - very nice they both were. Solid, roomy, great handling, fantastic looks.
But...I get back in mine and it seems I have more oomph, certainly 30 to 50, and just about everywhere. Light, nimble, it still gives me a thrill, especially around the country lanes, even with my kit in. I did a theoretical 100mph (on my theoretical TomTom) on an empty theoretical motorway today and reckon the engine is doing a leisurely theoretical 3,350 rpm. How, in theory will the 159 compare?
So, is the oomph in my imagination? Will I get a bit more oomph out of the 159 when I have mastered the gear ranges?
Any advice appreciated, especially from anyone who has gone the same route.
Last edited by AlfaRob 156; 20-11-09 at 08:17.