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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
If you believe the media then the 159 & Spider/Brerar has been seen by Fiat/Alfa senior management as a massive failure. Haven't got the numbers to hand but I'm fairly sure they are shifting far less 159 (about half) than they did 156's and in the UK theres only about one 159 sold for every 30-40 BMW 3 series. Latest press speculation seems to point to Fiat group not doing another mee too 3 series wanabee and using chrysler platform to go back to rear wheel drive if the review in April is positive and the Giulietta is a sales success like the Mito. Your guess is as good as mine how true it is but sounds likely and lets hope so. If they get confidence from 2 cars selling well they will invest again in the more premium stuff and hopefully move the game on yet again.
56 1.8TS Lusso, 156 2.0JTS Selespeed Veloce, 159 2.2JTS TI, Mito 1.4TB 120Veloce, 159 1750 TBI TI.