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My comment about the 1750 being the best engine not only is due to the delivery of power but the nose of the car compared to the heavier 2.4/3.2 feels significantly lighter. The 5 pot was like driving a barge in to corners!

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Bloody hell...i was thinking about a TBi Brera but that mpg sounds a bit variable at best. I guess it was at the start of the down-sizing craze, and the tech has improved since then.
I'm currently in a Peugeot 407 coupe (flame me) with a remapped 2.7V6 twin-turbo diesel. It's a porker but the huge torque just about overcomes the fatness, and it's averaging 39mpg. It's the french Brera..
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Bloody hell...i was thinking about a TBi Brera but that mpg sounds a bit variable at best. I guess it was at the start of the down-sizing craze, and the tech has improved since then.
I'm currently in a Peugeot 407 coupe (flame me) with a remapped 2.7V6 twin-turbo diesel. It's a porker but the huge torque just about overcomes the fatness, and it's averaging 39mpg. It's the french Brera..
This is the French Brera:
http://www.peugeot.com.au/media/show...RCZ_Style3.jpg
Not bad looking for a Pug.
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Looks more like French Audi TT really?
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...which looks like a squashed VW Beetle.
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It's the french Brera..


'tisn't.



French don't do GTs.


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Considering changing my 2.0 JTDm for a TBi... but some of the figures here are putting me off a little. I don't do huge milage, my normal journey to work is pretty short but I do need to do longer trips occasionally.
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Do it, Glenda.

Before there are no more good affordable petrol
Alfas left to get.


I miss the TBi. It could do all sorts
of neat tricks like overtake and
climb mountain passes at speed.
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Considering changing my 2.0 JTDm for a TBi... but some of the figures here are putting me off a little. I don't do huge milage, my normal journey to work is pretty short but I do need to do longer trips occasionally.
Keep the 2.0 JTDm and get it remapped.

It will be pretty much as fast and be much better on fuel.
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'tisn't.



French don't do GTs.


Ha..IIRC one of the GT's jobs is to go '000s of miles effortlessly on a tankful.
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Ha..IIRC one of the GT's jobs is to go '000s of miles effortlessly on a tankful.
Just done a 1500m journey over 10days mainly traveling on motor ways through Holland from the Hook of Holland up through Germany and up to Aalborg in north Denmark in the 1750 Tbi travelling at around 80/90mph as an average on the motor ways with the trip computer now showing average 30 MPG with a fully loaded car. so I do not think that it so bad on fuel for such a large car.

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Just back from a 400 mile round trip. Averaged 41 in a 2.4, just had remap which has improved things by about 15%, actual figs, not gauge reading.
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currently averaging 34 mpg
Wow that's impressive! Best I've managed over a full tank is 32.5 on a trip up to Scotland via Yorkshire last month. Mostly taken easy on A roads but with a full car load. That's 'real world' mpg (miles driven / gallons put in) as opposed to relying on what the trip computer would have said. I was quite pleased
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don't get me wrong, it would plummet if I didn't drive carefully. I sit on the a1 for 20 mins in each direction for my commute. also use posh fuel and change the spark plugs every 2 years, which offsets any savings made in fuel
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Anything over 30 mpg is bloody good in any petrol Alfa.
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