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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
I think you will find the 159 is generally a reliable car. (Ive had lots of Alfas and the old alfa stereotype is very much about the older generation of cars pre the 156/147.) Like all cars they can and do break but i would say they are as reliable as a mondeo and lots more fun
The 1.9 engine is well proven but was considered underpowered to shift the bulk of the 159. That said its fine but many Alfa drivers want the sporty experience and so selling it on may prove difficult. I would advise you to seek out the 2.2 instead but if its a great deal and you dont mind the slight drop in pace the 1.9 will be no bother.
56 1.8TS Lusso, 156 2.0JTS Selespeed Veloce, 159 2.2JTS TI, Mito 1.4TB 120Veloce, 159 1750 TBI TI.