I need your help!
I have GT 3.2 black with tan leather - love it - it's beautiful to look at and drive.
But I need a four door car. Mum's got epilepsy now so can't drive, I have a wife and a nipper and - due to knee - need an auto.
I've always owned V6 Alfas, save for one 147 Selespeed.
So, I'm pulled towards a 159 V6 Qtronic, but the cost of ownership now sucks (I'm not worried about petrol costs, but tax is just unfair at £435 per annum). There really don't seem to be any V6 TI's around, which would be the ultimate, so there's also the less sexy 'normal' 159 styling that might put me off.
Veloces has a red 159 V6 Qtronic, but also have a Stromboli Grey 2.4 TI Qtronic - and I love that colour on the TI. Both saloons.
I could add the side skirts and front bumper skirt to sex the red V6 up a bit and add metallic foot pedals, possibly even chrome mirror covers. I've always liked the horseshoe alloys so happy to keep those.
Both have electric heated seats, which will please the wife. The TI wins over on practicality a little too with the split folding rear seats.
Difference between the two is £1,000 which is probably what I'd need to spend to sex the V6 up a bit.
I'm drawn to the V6 as that's what I know, but should I discount the diesel so readily? I've never owned one, but the only time I've pressed the starter button on one I wanted to run a mile - and my son makes farting noises every time I mention "diesel" (even though he's only 3).
Any thoughts/ advice - or any thoughts on sexing the standard/ normal 159 up?