Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Buying a 159 in the next week or two - which engine?
Hi, new here, i have owned a 156 and gtv in the what seems distant past and will be coming back to the fold soon.
In the next week or two i will be buying a second-hand 159. I need to buy within the next week or two because we had a visit from some little scrotes who burgled our house and stole our cars. The 159 will actually not do too many miles and not be the main "familly" car - the other half will be getting a Merc M class soon. But in the meantime I have no car, so need to buy ASAP.
It wil be be a TI spec, max 2 years old, max 15k miles and I have a slight preference for a SW. However, I can't make up my mind about the engines. I think I've discounted the 1.9 jtdm. However, I've seen a few 2.4s but I am conscious that alfa have cut down to the 2.0 diesel and the 1.8 petrol. Should that be a consideration on the engine choice? Will the new engines keep more value? what are the other cosiderations?