Looked at a 159 today - are they supposed to sound like this?
I've never really paid much attention to Alfas before - sorry to have to admit that.
But I'm ready for throwing in my Toyota Avensis and looking for something a bit more funky and quick.
Anyways, I had a quick glance at a 2.4 jtdm earlier today, and love the looks of it and the interior.
Only thing is though - when the guy started it up, it sounded very very diesel. I've had diesels myself in the past, but I think this one sounded more like a farmyard vehicle than the cars I've tried before (although they only had 1.9 engines in).
Also - for maybe the first 10 seconds, there sounded like a bit of a metallic spinning sound too. But that went off after a little while.
With the accelerator revved just while the car was in neutral, I could hear the turbo winding down after letting off the peddle.
Is this all quite normal. There were 32,000 on the clock of this car and it was a 210bhp variety.
TBH...the noise doesn't bother me. I just would like to know if they all sound like this before I go and buy a bad example.
Thanks a lot.