Leg fixed - back in
the drivers seat!
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Well, fowler909, first and foremost, welcome to AO!
I had a similar problem, in that I live in Nairn, so had to travel quite a bit to find a Brera! Family are in Yorkshire though so combined it with a trip home!
Doing 8k miles, petrol would probably be the best option. 300 a week though, and the diesel may be the better bet. I have the 200bhp unit and it's a lovely engine when you get a feel of how to use it. Loads of torque and a decent engine note when pushed.
Personally I'd go for at least the 18" Horseshoes. I viewed a 17" 5-spoke car and felt the undersold the look of the car. Ride is still pretty compliant with the 18's.
I believe the 2.2 can be pretty decent with a remap, so I wouldn't rule it out, but the diesel is a cracker!
It's tricky being miles away from a decent viewing, but a good test drive is invaluable!
Good luck with your search!
Oh, and Alfa Rosso is stunning, if you can put up with the stone chips!
Last edited by Maximus84; 23-06-11 at 23:56.