I have done it, purchased a 159
After searching for an Alfa 159 I finally found the just about perfect one and picked it up yesterday. Had a 2 hour train journey and a 3 hour drive back but it was well worth it.
I think I got a good deal and the car is lovely and has the essential split folding seats to out my mountain bike in the boot.
Its a 159 1.9jtdm Lusso in what I personally think is one of the best colours, Titanio Grey and has the constrasting red leather seats.
I was toying with the 1.9 and 2.4 jtdm and I know the latter will be lovely to drive but decided the 1.9 was adequate bearing in mind mpg tax etc. having driven 300 miles in it already I have been surprised by the power of the engine, it seems so smooth and you have to check the speedo at times. The power is very linear compared to my old Leon Cupra 190bhp TDI, its more of a relaxing grown up drive as the car feels extremely solid and alot more special than the Cupra.
The blue and me is excellent, I just need to find out how to get the ipod Nano connected and working.
Does anybody know if the Alfa diesel engines take well to Millers Diesel Additive. I have a bottle that needs using up in the garage.
I will try and get some better pictures posted up.