Except... They are made to deflect like that. Alfa don't set out to make a bad suspension. On the 159 they increased the size of the rubbers to give more compliance and this is good. Removing compliance may (or may not) improve handling but all other parameters will be worse.
H'mmm , but if Alfa owners wanted comfort as the default parameter they would be more likely to buy a Vauxhall or similar --------- Alfa had (have maybe ?) a name for being a driver's car .
Sitting on this fence here, I totally agree with both those statements. There are so many people happy with their Powerflex set ups, but I'd haste a guess that those folk tend to drive on the nippier side, whatever the road, so an excellent package for them. Fortunately I have my GT if I want a sporty ride out. I'd love it if my TI was the complete package, lighter, nippier, it certainly looks the package, but for me it's just a cool looking family bus that's very quick in a straight line. The Powerflex stuff took too many positives away for my style of driving the 159. I do actually want a good bit of comfort, I don't want to feel all the road imperfections coming through the car. I still have the adjustable uppers on because I couldn't face paying out for 4 new wishbones, these are creaking again after a brief 1 day lull, so will come off before long then it'll be off to Peter Cambridge to set up alignment. There doesn't appear to be too many reports of inner tyre wear on the Brera S which Peter worked on, so it's worth a shot.
GT 3.2 V6 - Q2, KONI FSD & EIBACH PROKIT, GTA REMAP, MICHELLIN PS3's, BMC CDA
159 SW 2.4JTDM TI - ALFATUNED, WIZARD BACK BOXES, KW V3 COILOVERS, NOKIAN WR A3/MICHELLIN PS3, PCA DYNAMICS ALIGNMENT.