Remapped and loving
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United Kingdom
My first Alfa was the 2.0 159 TI, and it's awesome. Think it has the stronger gearbox from the 2.4 (someone more knowledgeable than me will correct me if I'm wrong!) plus the economy is better (allegedly). Never had a 1.9 although I did test drive one the day before I bought mine and it seemed heavier to drive, but that is hardly a scientific comparison!
I'm well pleased with mine, get 43-46mpg post DPF delete and remap, and power and delivery is smooth and refined. Very capable cruiser, and actually sounds quite fruity for a diesel!
Problems - stone chips on rear arches and front bumper, and nearside wishbone squeak, but that is it for me.
Great car; wish I'd bought one sooner.