Join Date: Dec 2008
County: Tel Aviv (Gosh Dan)
I have a 2012 1750 Tbi SW.
I love it.
Mid range power is superb. Could use a bit more torque at really low revs. Could use another 1000 RPM at the top range to make it feel sportier.
Fuel consumption is tolerable if you drive like granny but if you push you will feel it in your pocket.
The steering feel and communication is better on my 2012 than on an early 2009 model I drove. There was no official info about this but I believe they improved it "quietly" on the later models.
This is my third 159 after 2 2.2s. The 159 is the best car I owned and this Tbi model is the best 159 I had.
1.75 Tbi 159 sw + 2.0 147 + 2.0 79 Giulietta + 2.0 72 Spider + Abarth Punto esseesse