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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to buy a new (used) car, and I seem to have fallen for a very spectacular 159 at a dealers.
Now, knowing what used car salesmen can be like and seeing as I live in Italy and my Italian is only good enough to order a pizza and the salesman's English is around the same level, I'm hoping I could turn to some enthusiasts for some pre purchase advice.

Now, the car in question is the 159 3.2 JTS V6 24V Q4 Sportwagon Exclusive Q-Tronic
from 2007 and have only clocked just shy of 100k kilometers and has a very meticulous service book. It's priced at 8000 euro. All that seems okay, but some of the technical aspects throw me off a bit.

First of all, what does Q4 signify? I've looked into it a bit, but I'm only able to find info about Q2, which should be an electronic lsd. Is Q4 related to this?

What does the Exclusive line have, that the standard doesn't?

Are there any particular problems that these cars a prone to, I should keep an eye out for?

Thank you in advance and I'm apologize if the request is odd

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Q4 is AWD.

Exclusive was "alcantera" interior (Alfatex) and tri-zone A/C iirc.
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Just in case, are you aware of the car tax cost "bollo" and transfer of ownership costs. These vary by region but if not included will probably add another 2k to the cost.
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This should give you a good idea about the trim levels, not the most readable though

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