Considering a 159 JTD...
I have come into some money (well redundancy actually) and, call me crazy, I'm looking to return to the Alfa fold having sold my 147 earlier in the year. I know people will say why on earth would you consider getting an Alfa, but the fact is my old 147 ran perfectly well for 4.5 years and never let me down. Only needed routine servicing/maintenance parts and tyres!
So..looking at a 159, have loved the styling from the moment it was revealed, has the best interior of any car I know. Got all the gadgets and the impression I get is that overall, it is even better-built than the 147/156 generation models.
Am I likely to encounter any major problems with a 1.9 JTDm? I have been looking at going diesel for the economy aspect, but is it actually worth it considering I am on a budget and looking at 100k+ mile examples? Would a JTS/MPI petrol version make more sense, although there are less of those around on my budget, given no DPF/EGR issues to worry about?
Would a properly serviced 159 JTDm run to a high mileage without any major issues? I appreciate the 159 has a lot more electronic goodies than my 147 did! Obviously if not already done, I would get all the belts/water pump done as a matter of course.
Comments greatly appreciated.
(and sorry for the ramble!!)