New member from Kent wants a 159
Hi there to all the members of this great forum.
I have been a fan of Alfa's for as long as I can remember and have been itching to get one, but things such as marriage, kids and other responsibilities have always got in the way, leaving me to spend my driving experience in the hands of Fords
Anyway, things have changed, my 2 boys have grown up and the outcome of a divorce settlement allows me the chance to purchase myself my Alfa.
So, i am here to ask for your honest opinions and support.
Firstly, I want a 159 (I love the styling)
I want the Lusso (don't want cloth seats, want leather)
I have to re-house my self so I only have about 6 to 7 grand to spend.
I am thinking diesel not petrol
So my dilemma is, do I go for the 1.9 JTDM (150 bhp) or 2.4 JTDM (200bhp)
I have read that the 1.9 is a bit sluggish, but bear in mind that I am currently driving a 2.0L Zetec petrol Mondeo. The Mondeo has 128 BHP and whilst it is no sports car by any means of the imagination it is not a slouch, it pulls and accelerates very well.
So, my concern would be, how would the 159 1.9 JTDM perform compared to my Mondeo?
And how does the 1.9 compare to the 2.4?
Plus any other bits of information that you can throw at me.
I will own my 159 in the next month or so and with your help i want it to be a good one.
ps: I apologise, as I guess that this sort of question has been asked before and you guys are probably fed up with answering....but please...bear with me