It's really bad.
My un-lowered (non Ti) 159 Elegante scrapes where my 147 Ti (lowered) never did. Can't imagine what the 159 Ti TBi is like.
Any kind of speed bump, ramps in multi storey car parks, dips in B roads all have to be taken at walking speed, at an angle, and even then it usually scrapes.
I'm amazed, after all the grounding issues with the heavier models of the 147/156, that Alfa have gone and cocked this up again!
I've already mentioned this in another thread. I assumed it was only mine as no one else chipped in.
Do we think this is specific to the TBi engined 159, or all 159's?
....................Can't imagine what the 159 Ti TBi is like.......
The only thing that scrapes the road more is a snow-plough! . My undertray resembles a ploughed field already after only 5 months. I can't believe that I just went out and lay under the car with a camera but see below - there are even lumps hanging off now,
I'm more concerned about how few grimaces per mile I can achieve rather than how many miles per gallon.
Mine's bad over speed bumps - while it's embarrassing how slow I have to go, it avoids the even greater embarrassment of the loud scraping noise when it does ground.
Haven't yet visited my parents where nearly every car I've ever had grounded on the top of their drive to a greater or lesser extent. I'm so concerned I'm thinking of leaving it on the road all weekend rather than risk seriously damaging something.
its absolutely dreadful, worst car I've ever had for it.
grounds on on cambered roads, speed bumps- particularly the ones humped in the middle, on the entry to the garage in the middle of the car.
measurably worse than the other impractical so called sports car we've got. plenty of places where the other car is fine and the 159 is grinding along. presumably its all the plastic bits under the engine, but all the same it does get a bit much.
How weird - I've never grounded my Ti - well once last week on a cobbled drive that was quite humped in the middle. I pretty much expected it to, and it did, but the drive was pretty bad. But never once apart from that. Wonder if it's an issue with the newer engines perhaps?
Only occured twice with mine - once when I took a hump-backed bridge a little eagerly and last week when driving onto a ferry ramp. Certainly gave me a fright as the undertray scrapes as it sounds terrible and I feared for the worse (front sill etc) but luckily all was well.
I just take it easy going over speed bumps and haven't had any issues. We're in good company anyhow as I think I remember TG's Hammond having trouble getting a supercar out of a car park for this very reason