Re: New 159 Lusso 1.9jtdm
I've been given a 159 1.9JTDm overnight and I have to say I am slightly disappointed. The 159 is definitely not as quick as the GT I had nor does it sound as good. The one thing that REALLY bugs me is that my toe catches on the upper trim in the footwell. There is definitely not a lot of room down there and it spoils the car to the point where I wouldn't buy one.
It's a pity as the rest of the car is so good. The seats are really comfortable, the ride is better than the 156 (though it still crashes over potholes) and the roadholding/handling is superb. The 159 is definitely much better bolted together with no squeaks or rattles but some of the trim is a bit cheap and tacky. My initial impressions in the 2.4 lusso I drove were upheld in this 1.9 diesel Turismo - it's a very good car but ultimately not for me.