supporting a bank
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
It matters little which engine you get, they all have pluses and minuses. If you have no money to spend you'll likely to be buying an old high mileage, poor history, badly maintained load of trouble and that really goes for whatever make of car you buy.
Buy a car with low mileage, good histroy that hasnt been ragged every outing and you will be happy whatever the choice. There will allways be exceptions though where that rule has been followed and it didnt work.
Both our 2.2 jts cars easily do 28 mpg, 30+ on a longer run. Drive to the rev limit in every gear or stop start in city traffic and 22 mpg will be all you get if you are lucky.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.