Which Alfa Romeo 159 to buy:diesel or petrol - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 7 Old 20-08-12 Thread Starter
Status: -
Join Date: Aug 2012
County: -
Posts: 8
Which Alfa Romeo 159 to buy:diesel or petrol

Hi im from Macedonia,
İm interested buying used alfa romeo 159 sedan.
İ'm in love with 159's style but i dont know what engine to choose:1.8 mpi, 1.9 jts or 1.9 jtdm (all of them less than 2000 cc because of taxes).
İm doing about 6000-7000 km annually. Taking in consideretion servicing prices which one to choose. One more thing does jts engine has timming belt and how rarelly does it need to change? Because in Macedonia there is no specialist for alfa romeo i'll be pleased if you could help me...
Sincerrely Tuki
Tuki cako is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Departed
AO Member
TimboZero's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: France
County: Aquitaine
Posts: 779
Images: 10
Considering your low annual mileage, you have little choice but to go for petrol. The diesel cars of today have anti-pollution measures on them that dislike short journeys. An Alfa 159 diesel is well known to be problematic (and even breakdown) if it doesn't get regular drives of say 30-45 mins to clean out these anti-pollution devices.
General opinion here would be the 1.9jts I suspect (although many will consider it too weak and suggest the 2.2 is a far far better option if you can bare the taxes)
TimboZero is offline  
Status: -
AO Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,178
Petrol, 1750 TBi if you can afford it.
cj romeo is offline  
Status: working hard to support those on benefits!
AO Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Staffordshire
Posts: 199
You sir need to drive a petrol
Tomoney is offline  
Status: prohibition sucks
AO Member
alfacapone's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Derbyshire
Posts: 249

go petrol and that is from from a 2.4 diesel driver
alfacapone is offline  
(Post Link) post #6 of 7 Old 21-08-12 Thread Starter
Status: -
Join Date: Aug 2012
County: -
Posts: 8
Thank you so much for your thoughts..I'll choose 1.9 jts.... I assume both diesel and petrol need annual regular service: which one how much cost and what are the common parts for both diesel and petrol should be changed...excuse me if this topic is borring but i need to know costs because here in macedonia there are few alfa romeo's and because of that in service they are changing all the parts and the servicing are bloody expensive... Thanks
Tuki cako is offline  
Status: 16Italiancylinders(V 6,N4,L2,V2,V2)+1Span ish
AO Silver Member
swq4's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Posts: 1,508
Images: 28
Have alook at some of the independent service schedules for what is needed: for example
Alfa 159 and Brera Fixed Price Service Costs
Alfa Romeo 159 Maintenance
swq4 is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider

159 , alfa , buydiesel , petrol , romeo

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome