Within the coming year, I will be looking to replace my 156 (2.0TS Veloce) with the 159, but I am undecided between Lusso or Ti specification? Furthermore, Petrol or Diesel?
I do 20K miles (pa) so logic would say diesel, but I get 400-420 miles out of a tank on the 156 and petrol is 7p per litre cheaper. So on that basis, it would equate 450 miles overall on 60L.
My questions are...
2.2 JTS, is this any good (bearing in mind early JTS engines were awful)?
What sort of tank range for motorway runs and urban combination does it get?
1.9JTDm, is this diesel a nice driving experience? I've always had petrol and also got a V6
GTV, so I kinda like the full rev range of these Alfa units to the 7,000rpms cut off. I am just concerned with a diesel that I'll be pleased with 500 miles out of a tank, but be a bit
shoulda bought the petrol type mentality
I cannot stretch to a 1750TBi, so are there any other petrol units and has anyone made the transfer from 156 TS to 159, either petrol or oil burner?
The 156 is very light, very quick and handles like a dream on A/B roads.... does the 159 follow suit, being that it is a bigger / heavier car?
So, in short does everything stack up to how it looks???
Any pointers would be much appreciated as looking to spend £7-£8K for a decent spec model that's not too old and low miles.