SAYING GOODBYE TO MY ALFA!
I have had a 159 1.9JTDM for 2 years, it has only 100K km on the clock, and Im strting to get a whine out of the gearbox...which is getting worse everyday.
I brought it to my dealer and Ive been quoted €1400 for beaqrings to be replaced in the gearbox.
Im not a happy man,
i love this car, but I cant justify that spend - so Im trading it in, and hoping a dealer doesnt notice.
Im going to the dark side to get a Lexus IS220D - more power / more reliable
Maybe Ill come back to Alfa when I win the lotto and dont have to worry about forking out huge money!
Dont worry though, Im not going to turn into a "Dont buy an Alfa" type folk, we ha d a great two years, its just time to grow up and settle down!