Left my 159 2.2JTS for service and was stunned by the courtesy car!
I used to drive a 156 JTD 2.4, which (rather unfortunately) got written off in an accident. I quickly proceeded to buy another Alfa - this one a 159 2.2 JTS.
Immediately I could tell the difference in terms of pull, acceleration and general feel compared to the 2.4JTD (the 2.2JTS being much slower, clunky and generally uninspiring). I attributed this to the huge difference in torque and the lack of turbo.
However, today I left the 159 in for service and drove away in an old 156 2.0 with 130k miles on the clock. I say! What a brisk and pleasant engine. My 2.2 feels so sluggish and unresponsive compared to that old 2.0! I'm starting to thing there is something wrong with my 2.2JTS. I've heard people say that the 159 is a much heavier car, but I would not think the difference would be that staggering!