Had a 156 2.0ltr twinny for years, was very quick compared to my 1.9jtdm.
Petrol engine was rorty and raspy a really great car to thrash on b roads, the 1.9jtdm is smooth and fairly quiet on the move but no comparison to the twinny.
Blasted up the motorway yesterday and notice the 159 does not instantly perform like the 156 twinny,
The taxi sound at tickover is a bit of a disappointment being an Alfa but the stunning looks make up for it and the smooth ride on the 18" wheels are fantastic.
I will choose a petrol next time though.
Last edited by Bruce100; 31-12-14 at 21:06.