New 2.0 ti
Ok, I had the difficult decision to make this year as to what car I replace my Silver 02 plate 156 lusso with. I bought this car about 4 years ago with 50k on the clock and put another 52k on it.
I feel in love with it the day I brought it and still loved it the day the new owner drove away.
Anyway I needed to replace it and decided to consider many types of car. I decided not to rule out anything. The only stipulations I put on myself when choosing was that it had to be a saloon, it had to be red, and, oh yeah, it had to be an alfa romeo!!
That led me down the road to a brand spanking new Alfa 159 ti , red with natural leather trim, bose upgrade, front bumper spoiler and rear boot spoiler.
There was the odd delay and I think I ended up waiting 16 weeks for it! But the day I picked it up I turned up to the delear and there it was, parked outside the front door. WOW! It has got to be the most gorgeous car in the world!! Maybe the brera is competition but this car is a stunner. I LOVE HER!! I have owned her for 4 months now and still get a kick everytime I see her and the front spoiler is just perfect, not ott but enough to enhance the already stunning front end.
So, on to ownwership, And if you have not lost interest in my post yet, this is where I would like some feedback.
Firstly, Alfa's seem to have lost that 'Alfa' feel. Its a great drive but does not quite feel like my 156 did. The 156 really fely like a sports car....this doent so much.
secondly, Arrgahhh!! The media player!!! I have a memory stick loaded with about 180 songs. All I do is play this on random play....or should I say, when the car decides to! One day it will play all day on random no prob. The next day it will play track and thats it....nothing else. It ends with track one and then plays nothing else unless I remove the stick and re-insert it and it will play track one again. It does this for days and then, just as I think of going to the dealer, it starts playing perfectly. BTW, the stick plays perfectly in my pc and other media players!
I have already had the media player replaced one for a differnet fault.
The power is dissappionting. 170bhp and it does not feel as quick as my 156. The dealers and Alfa say this will improve. I have done 6500 miles....how long do I wait. Will it really improve.
Fuel consumption is rubbish to. I do local, motorway and A road driving and struggle to do 36mpg! my business partners C class merc, brought at the same time does over 50mpg on the same routes. and it has 200 bhp and its automatic. I have been driving 30 years and trust me, I am driving a economical as poss. Again, the dealer and Alfa say this will improve....will it really?
As for the blue&me!!!!! I have never sworn so much at a car in my life. A hidden camera would have made a great video when I first got the car. "Say a command" says my car, "Settings" say I, "say a command" says the car "Settings" say I, as clearly as possible. "Say a command" says the car, "SETTINGS" I Shout, "Say a command" F#*"kING SETTINGS YOU HEAP OF @%$" say I, and nothing!! I just use the steering controls now, but still have not worked out how to do everything................I have looked at the manual but blimey.....I just lose interest!
SO, considering all what do I REALLY think of my car.........I LOVE IT
Will my next car be an Alfa.............most probably. It can really wind me up day after day, do everything not quite as good as another car but all I have to do is look at it from any angle inside or out and all is forgiven. I just hope the Guilia turns out as good in 3 years time....thats if its out by then.